England international Jonny May will rejoin Gloucester Rugby at the end of the ongoing season after signing a contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.
May already represented the Cherry and Whites between 2009 and 2017 during which he represented the club 121 times including 91 Premiership appearances. He will head to Kingsholm now from rivals Leicester Tigers.
“Once I had made the decision to leave Leicester there was only ever one club I really wanted to play for," he told the official website of the club.
"I’m grateful to David Humphreys and everyone at Gloucester Rugby who have found a way for me to rejoin. I’m very excited about being back in Cherry and White playing at Kingsholm again."
May has been an integral part of Eddie Jones' England squad and has played 56 Tests for the red rose team scoring 29 tries. He also was part of the 2015 and 2019 World Cup (where they reached the final) campaigns.
Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys expressed delight in May rejoining the club.
“We’ve been talking to Jonny for a little while, and were very close to an agreement before the Premiership was postponed and our discussions had to be put on hold.
"With the changing landscape in English rugby and beyond, we very much appreciated Jonny’s pragmatic approach to our discussions.
"Our supporters will have watched his performances for England over the last couple of seasons, and will be looking forward to watching him back playing at Kingsholm for Gloucester. There’s no doubt he’s a world class player, who would be an asset to any side.