Jonny May has penned a new contract just two months after signing for Gloucester - Ruck

Jonny May has penned a new contract just two months after signing for Gloucester

England speedster Jonny May has signed a new deal with Gloucester, just two months after rejoining the club from Premiership rivals Leicester Tigers.

May is a product of the Gloucester Rugby Academy, and will be looking to add to his 62 tries in Cherry & White, having already made 138 appearances between 2009 & 2017. His knowledge both domestically and internationally will be a cherished asset to the squad.

The 30-year-old’s new deal will see his “long-term future” at Kingsholm.

May was excited to secure his future in Cherry & White.

“I’ve already really enjoyed being back in the Gloucester Rugby environment, and it’s great to be able to commit my future here. There’s nothing quite like playing at Kingsholm, and I can’t wait to run back out there, and hopefully enjoy it with supporters again soon.”

Meanwhile, Hooker James Hanson, 31, back-row forward Lewis Ludlow, 25, and lock Alex Craig, 23, have also signed new deals.

7 things you didn’t know about Jonny May

1. 100m speed

The speedster clocked 10.71 for the 100 metres with a strong argument to be England’s quickest wide man ever.

2. Partner in crime

He is often cheered on by his stunning wife Sophie Snook, whom he married in July 2017. 

Sophie shares her husband’s love of keeping fit and staying active and has built a successful career as a personal trainer under the brand @Girlsontopoffitness

The company’s Instagram page features helpful workout tips and inspiring transformation photos of delighted clients.  

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3. 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.