Worcester's Melani Nanai suspended for 'cheap shot' on Jonny May - Ruck

Worcester’s Melani Nanai suspended for ‘cheap shot’ on Jonny May

Worcester Warriors player Melani Nanai has been suspended for three matches after his red card against Gloucester last Friday.

Nanai said on Twitter: “Just wanted to say sorry to Jonny May, my team mates, the staff and all our fans.”

Nanai accepted the charge and was given the suspension by the independent panel comprising Ian Unsworth QC (chair), with Mitch Read and Tony Wheat.

The panel applied the mandatory mid-range entry point (due to contact with the head) and allowed the player the full 50 per cent mitigation.

Jonny May facts | 7 things you didn’t know about the speedster

Some might surprise you…

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.