Fans and ex-players have taken to social media to praise the incredible try scored by England’s Jonny May in Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup game against Ireland.
The England winger received the ball inside his own 22-metre line and beat Ireland centre Chris Farrell with lovely footwork to get in behind the Irish defence.
The 30-year-old then chipped the ball over the final defender and showed ridiculous pace and precision to finish off the try at Twickenham in the first half.
An incredible solo try from Jonny May adds more misery to Ireland’s start here in the @autumnnations 🏆#C4Rugby #ENGvIRE #AutumnNationsCup pic.twitter.com/Yg5ujSMcwT
— Channel 4 Sport (@C4Sport) November 21, 2020
May has earned 54 caps for England since making his debut in 2013 and scored 30 tries in the process.
Wow Jonny May 👏🏼
— Tommy Bowe (@TommyBowe) November 21, 2020
That in and out from Jonny May to make the initial break inside his own 22… eesh.
— Charlie Morgan (@CharlieFelix) November 21, 2020
Can we talk about Peter O’Mahony’s Usain Bolt impression for the second Jonny May try?
Bloody hell. Serious pace and effort.
— Andy McGeady (@andymcgeady) November 21, 2020
Jonny May has turned into one of the most accomplished wingers in world rugby but I will admit sometimes I wish he would go a bit rogue every now and again. Doesn’t seem to do the rogue runs he used to do that helped get him picked.
— For Rucks Sake (@RucksSake) November 21, 2020
That is an utter worldie!!!! Jonny May wow
— Andrew McKenna (@talkMacca) November 21, 2020
WHAT A TRY JONNY MAY!!!!!!!! That’s exceptional.
— The Pen (@thepenGW) November 21, 2020
Jonny May is annoyingly good. pic.twitter.com/0eOR07dsq3
— Liam Corcoran (@LiamCorcoran28) November 21, 2020
Jonny May pic.twitter.com/a5wX4lpd70
— Jon Severs (@jon_severs) November 21, 2020
I think the chicken noises in Jonny May’s head were clucking ten the dozen on that run! What a try for @EnglandRugby!!
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) November 21, 2020
The in-out from Jonny May there to sit down Farrell on that second try was a thing of beauty!
— Brian O’Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) November 21, 2020
Outstanding from Jonny May!!!!👏🏽👏🏽 @EnglandRugby 🌹@autumnnations
— Jason Robinson OBE (@Jason15Robinson) November 21, 2020