England international Jonny May signs new long-term deal with Gloucester

Jonny May rejoined Gloucester Rugby in 2020
Jonny May rejoined Gloucester Rugby in 2020

England international Jonny May has penned a new long-term deal with the Gallagher Premiership club.

The 30-year-old rejoined the Cherry and Whites recently following the end of his contract with Leicester Tigers and now will extend his stay at Kingsholm.

May already featured for Gloucester between 2009 and 2017 and has made 138 appearances for them scoring 62 tries. He switched to Leicester ahead of the 2017/18 season and after 34 Premiership appearances with them, May has moved back to Gloucester.

“I’ve already really enjoyed being back in the Gloucester Rugby environment, and it’s great to be able to commit my future here," he told the official website of the club.

"There’s nothing quite like playing at Kingsholm, and I can’t wait to run back out there, and hopefully enjoy it with supporters again soon.”

May has played 56 Tests for England since his debut in 2013 and has gone on to play 56 Tests scoring 29 tries. He was also part of the England side that competed in the 2015 and 2019 World Cups.

“There’s absolutely no doubt that Jonny is a world-class athlete, and that experience he has in elite-level environments will prove invaluable to us," said Gloucester chief executive Lance Bradley.

“Jonny will be a hugely important figure in our squad, both on and off the pitch, as we continue to develop the young wingers we have coming through.”

Gloucester Rugby were positioned ninth in the Gallagher Premiership table when the tournament was suspended due to the pandemic coronavirus.

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