Jonny May to leave Gloucester at end of season

Jonny May has made 191 appearances for Gloucester scoring 73 tries
Jonny May has made 191 appearances for Gloucester scoring 73 tries

Gloucester have confirmed that former England international Jonny May will be leaving the Premiership club at the end of the ongoing season.

May is a product of Gloucester Academy and made his first start for the Cherry and Whites in a pre-season friendly against Bath in 2009. He made his first team debut in the Champions Cup game against Dragons and shortly made his first start in the Anglo Welsh Cup game against Wasps.

He made a brief stint with Leicester Tigers between 2017 and 2020 before returning back to the Cherry and Whites. He has overall made 191 appearances for Gloucester scoring 73 tries.

May made his England debut in 2013 and has featured in 77 Tests scoring 36 tries. He is also England's second highest try scorer and was part of the side that finished runners up in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

“There’s no doubt that Jonny leaves as a true legend of Gloucester Rugby," said Gloucester director of rugby George Skivington.

“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."