Jonny May: New Gloucester contract for England winger

Jonny May
May has scored 45 tries for Gloucester since 2009

England winger Jonny May has signed a new long-term contract with Gloucester.

The exact length of the 24-year-old's deal at the Premiership club has not been revealed.

A graduate of the academy at Kingsholm, Swindon-born May has played 96 times for the club since making his competitive debut in October 2009 and has won seven England caps.

On Wednesday, he was named in Stuart Lancaster's squad for the forthcoming autumn internationals.

He was awarded his first full cap in their 51-26 victory over Argentina last year.

Jonny May playing for England
May says he "couldn't wait to put pen to paper"

May, whose previous deal was due to expire next summer, has started all six of the Cherry and Whites' Premiership games this season, scoring four tries, and follows flanker Matt Kvesic in signing a new deal with the club.

He told the club website:external-link "I couldn't wait to put pen to paper, it was a simple enough decision. It's the club I've grown up knowing and I live in the area now, it's home to me.

"I've got great mates here, and even though there have been some tough times here last year and in the past, I'm really happy with the way everything's looking at the moment.

"All our new coaches have been really impressive and for me it's just a great place to be at the moment. We're a team for the future that's building all the time."

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