England winger Jonny May tests positive for Covid-19

Jonny May tested positive upon his arrival in Perth
Jonny May tested positive upon his arrival in Perth

England have suffered a setback upon their arrival in Perth for the three-game Test series against Australia with winger Jonny May testing positive for Covid-19.

The 32-year-old could still be available for the opening game of the series on 2nd July as he will now undergo a seven-day self isolation.

May recently returned for the game against Barbarians after recovering from a knee surgery that he underwent in January and now will be spending more time on the sidelines as Eddie Jones' side look to redeem themselves after a disappointing Six Nations campaign.

"We're not going to rule Jonny May out at this stage. We'll just see how he is," said Jones.

"Potentially he'll be available next Thursday to train, so we'll have a look to see what he's like because he's experienced and he's showed in his first game back against the Barbarians that he's lacking game time and that he's got his best rugby ahead of him.

"We'll just monitor his situation and make an assessment closer to the day when he gets out."

Following the opening game in Perth on 2nd July, England will be travelling to Brisbane and Sydney for the next two Tests on 9th and 16th July respectively.

England squad for Australia series:

Forwards: Ollie Chessum, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Joe Heyes, Jonny Hill, Nick Isiekwe, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Bevan Rodd, Patrick Schickerling, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Jack Walker, Jack Willis.

Backs: Henry Arundell, Danny Care, Joe Cokanasiga, Fraser Dingwall, Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, George Furbank, Will Joseph, Joe Marchant, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Guy Porter, Harry Randall, Jack van Poortvliet, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward.