Kingsholm exit of Jonny May confirmed


Gloucester have confirmed the exit at the end of the season of former England winger Jonny May, who ended his international career at the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. No clue has been given as to where the 34-year-old will move next.

A statement read: “Gloucester can confirm that Jonny May will leave the club at the end of the current season. A Gloucester academy graduate, May made his debut in a pre-season friendly against Bath in 2009.

“In 2012, he earned Gloucester's Young Player of the Year and Premiership Rugby League try of the season in a particularly impressive campaign for the winger.

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“In 2017, May joined Leicester Tigers but returned to Kingsholm in 2020 after three seasons at Welford Road, picking up where he left off amassing 191 appearances to date, scoring an impressive 73 tries during his two spells.

“Alongside his playing career, May established himself as one of the most lethal players in international rugby, notching 36 tries in 77 Tests for England, becoming the second-highest Test run-scorer of all time.

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“Fans will get the chance to say goodbye to Johnny in his final game for Kingsholm Newcastle Falcons on Saturday.”

Director of Rugby George Skeffington said: “There is no doubt that Johnny leaves as a true Gloucester legend. He will be remembered here for his countless tries, his finishing ability and his unparalleled raw speed.”

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

“We have some exciting young wingers, who have learned a lot from Jonny, and we are excited to see how they develop in the future.”





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