England’s speedy winger Jonny May decided to join the national side’s pack against Argentina on the flank to try and bring some much needed ballast to a scrum reeling after England were down to only 13 men. What followed was unprecedented in rugby history.
— Front Row Union (@FR_union) November 27, 2016
So fantastic were May’s efforts as an auxillary flanker that he has won plaudits from right across the world of rugby:
This is the best thing I’ve seen in 2016 ? https://t.co/F3o7SMFYNt
— Joe Simpson (@joesimpson9) November 27, 2016
Jonny May has just won at Twitter…
— Sam Roberts (@samrobertsrugby) November 27, 2016
— Pragmatic Eddie (@PragmaticEddie) November 27, 2016
Jonny May the answer to England’s eternal openside conundrum. https://t.co/hIjQHVBO1x
— Samuel Honywill (@SDHoneymonster) November 27, 2016
Indeed, could the winger finally be the solution to a position that has troubled England since Neil Back’s retirement? Or would his skills be better utilized as a tighthead prop?
Jonny May might have just put the biggest spanner in the selection works that anyone could, and Eddie Jones and his coaches will have some tough decisions to make before the game against Australia next weekend.
Paul Wassell, Pundit Arena
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