Jonny May to depart Gloucester at the end of the season

Jonny May to depart Gloucester at the end of the season

Gloucester Rugby can today confirm that Jonny May will leave the Club at the end of the current season.

A product of the Gloucester Rugby Academy, May made his senior debut for the Cherry & Whites in a pre-season friendly against Bath in 2009.

In 2012, he scooped up Gloucester Rugby’s Young Player of the Season and Premiership Rugby’s Try of the Season, in a particularly impressive campaign for the winger.

In 2017, May joined Leicester Tigers but returned to Kingsholm in 2020 following three seasons a Welford Road, picking up where he left off to accumulate 191 appearances to date, scoring a phenomenal 73 tries across his two spells.

Alongside his Club career, May established himself as one of the most lethal finishers in international rugby, racking up 36 tries in 77 tests for England, becoming their highest ever test try scorer.

Supporters will get the chance to say goodbye to Jonny in his last Kingsholm game against Newcastle Falcons on Saturday.

Director of Rugby, George Skivington, commented:

“There’s no doubt that Jonny leaves as a true legend of Gloucester Rugby.

“He’ll be remembered here for his countless tries, his finishing ability and raw speed which was second to none.

“But what people from the outside don’t see is the hard work and attention to detail that Jonny puts in behind the scenes to make himself one of the best try scorers in the world.

“We’ve got some exciting young wingers coming through, that have learnt a lot from Jonny, and we're excited to see how they develop in the future."

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