Jonny May was born on April 1, 1990, in Chiseldon, Wiltshire, in South West England. He is a professional rugby player who plays for Gloucester and the England national team. He started playing rugby at a young age and was even a part of mini and junior teams before he started playing professionally. May made his debut in 2013 and has since won 69 caps for England. He is also the team’s second top try scorer.
Jonathan James May
April 1, 1990
Jonathan James May was born on April 1, 1990, in Chiseldon, Wiltshire, in South West England. He is a professional rugby player who plays for Gloucester and the England national team. May made his debut in 2013. He was trained at Wootton Bassett R.F.C. as part of their mini and junior teams. He went on to study at Hartpury College where he was a member of Hartpury College RFC.
May joined Gloucester’s rugby academy and made his first start for Gloucester Rugby in a pre-season match in 2009. He also played for Championship club Moseley on loan in 2009. In 2012, May started playing for the England Saxons. In March of that year, he was named the inaugural winner of the ‘L.V. Breakthrough Player Award.’ In 2012, May was named Gloucester’s ‘Young Player of the Year’ for the 2011-2012 season. He also made an impressive try that was named Try-of-the-Season at the Aviva Premiership Awards. May signed a long-term contract with Gloucester Rugby in 2014. This only lasted three years and he was involved in a swap deal to join Leicester Tigers in 2017. He returned to Gloucester in 2020 and agreed to a long-term contract once again.
May also has a very impressive international career and he won his first international cap in 2013. He played in the 2014 Six Nations Championship and the 2019 Six Nations Championship, where he scored six tries.
May starts his rugby career with the Gloucester team.
May moves to play for the England Saxons and becomes a breakthrough player of the season.
May joins the Leicester Tigers in a swap deal.
May returns to Gloucester and agrees to a long-term contract.
Why We Love Jonny May
His relationship is the sweetest
May is often cheered on by his wife, Sophie Snook. She is his biggest fan and supporter and always joins him during matches to cheer him on from the sidelines.
He has an iconic score
During a match in 2010, May was tackled and lost his shorts! He was able to run to the line, pantsless and with an opponent hanging on, and scored for his team.
May had surgery on his knee and was unable to play in the 2022 season while he recovers. He is very determined to get well soon and he assures his fans that he will join his team again soon. His perseverance is something to look up to.
5 Surprising Facts
His position is important
May plays as a winger and is known for his speed and try-scoring.
He is into fitness
May is a big proponent of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
He was possessed
There was a rumor that May used to think he was possessed by a chicken.
He is speedy
Being a professional rugby player, May can run fast!
He was invited to North Korea
Because of some comments made during an interview, May received a letter from North Korea inviting him to visit the country.
Jonny May FAQs
How fast is Jonny May?
May’s best recorded time is 34.74 feet per second.
Why isn't Johnny May in the England squad?
It’s because of a knee injury.
Who is the fastest in rugby?
America’s Carlin Isles is the fastest.
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