Jonny May has opened up on how he felt after being overlooked for the Lions and his injury hell summer.
“I was in bad place for a good couple of weeks,”revealed the Gloucester and England speedster.
“I hurt my ankle, had the scans and I was still hoping to go on (the Lions) tour because I thought I could get picked.
“Not to get picked was disappointing. I had played as hard as I could to get on that tour, but you can’t control selection – that’s just the way it is.
“Then I got Covid so that left me in a bit of a rut. I was in bed for a couple of weeks with a sore ankle. I was disappointed, hurt.. So, yeah, it wasn’t great.
“This is not the first tough block I have come across in rugby and it won’t be the last. There are times when the game challenges you and that’s when your family are there for you.
“This summer was a bit of a low but I have to accept it for what it is and push on.”
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1. Strange rumour
May had to respond to the rather strange rumour that he used to think he was possessed by a chicken.
The story emerged after Danny Care said: “Jonny is — in the nicest possible way — very strange. A few years back, he used to think he was possessed by a chicken!
He used to go around clucking and thought this chicken demon was inside him. I don’t know whether it was an act or true — with Jonny you just never know.”
The England speedster has since gone onto respond to the story.
“It’s a bit silly isn’t it? I don’t think at any stage that has happened,” revealed May to the Guardian, blushing ever so slightly.