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Gloucester Rugby have confirmed that England international winger Jonny May will be rejoining them from Leicester Tigers on July 1st.
A product of the Gloucester Rugby Academy, Jonny played 121 times for Gloucester before moving on to the Tigers in 2017. He is a key part of Eddie Jones’ England set up and has already earned 53 caps for his country.
David Humphreys, Director of Rugby, was very pleased finally to be able to let everyone know about Jonny 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,” Humphreys said.
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.
“He will not only, I’m sure, be a great player for us again, but also a great mentor to our young wingers like Ollie Thorley and Louis Rees-Zammit. It’ll be a tremendous help for them to have someone with Jonny’s experience to learn from.”
Jonny May added that he is excited about the move.
“Once I had made the decision to leave Leicester there was only ever one club I really wanted to play for.
“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.”