Former England winger Jonny May set to join the forces when he retires - Ruck

Former England winger Jonny May set to join the forces when he retires

England winger Jonny May has confirmed his new club after leaving Gloucester. Following his departure from Kingsholm, he had been linked with clubs in England, Japan, and even America.

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It has been confirmed that the 78-cap international has signed a two-year deal with French Pro D2 club Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente.

Angoulême finished 12th out of 16 clubs in the Pro D2, and May’s arrival is expected to significantly boost their chances of reaching the play-offs next season.

The 34-year-old leaves the Premiership after playing for both Gloucester and Leicester Tigers, including two stints with Gloucester, since his debut in 2009.

He is the sixth-highest try scorer in Premiership history with 76 touchdowns.

Career after rugby:

May, who has ventured into podcasting, discussed his exploration of post-playing opportunities, including the potential of joining the fire service with the RAF.

He said: “I am still hoping to play for the next couple of years or year, I am not quite ready to stop playing yet, but the RAF could help me come in during the off-season.

“It would help me get a bit of a foot up while I am still playing.”


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Jonny Wilkinson Has Been Voted The Greatest Ever Rugby Player In History

Jonny Wilkinson

England legend Jonny Wilkinson has been voted as the rugby’s greatest ever rugby player after a survey was conducted with more than 1000 fans participated. 

England won 67 of the 91 games Wilkinson played in with h1im scoring an outstanding total of 1,179 points. He also holds the Rugby World Cup points record with 277.

Within the top 20 players voted by the fans, New Zealand have the most representatives with five, including the likes of Dan Carter, Richie McCaw and Zinzan Brooke.

The only player to make the list from the amateur era is Wales best ever player, and arguably the best scrum-half of all-time, Gareth Edwards.

Here is the list of the top 20 greatest ever rugby players voted by fans:

Greatest Ever Rugby Player: Top 20

20. Sergio Parisse (Italy)

19. Johnny Sexton (Ireland)

18. Jason Leonard (England)

17. Zinzan Brooke (New Zealand)

16. Sonny Bill Williams (New Zealand)

15. Lawrence Dallaglio (England)