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Jonny May voted Player of the Round for Round 2!

Jonny May voted Player of the Round for Round 2!

Jonny May voted Player of the Round for Round 2!

The votes have been counted and England winger Jonny May has been selected by you, the fans, as the Player of the Round for Round 2 of the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup.

May saw off stiff competition from teammate Maro Itoje, France star Virimi Vakatawa and Wales back-rower Aaron Wainwright to earn the crown and he follows in the footsteps of Round 1 winner Duhan van der Merwe.

The speedster received 46.7% of the public vote, with lock Itoje ensuring an English one-two by garnering 25.6% in second spot ahead of Vakatawa (20%) and Wainwright (7.7%).

The scorer of England’s two first-half tries in an impressive 18-7 victory over Ireland, May was at his electrifying best – striking twice within five minutes to take the game away from the visitors.

His first effort saw the 30-year-old leap highest to take Owen Farrell’s cross-field kick under pressure from Hugo Keenan before crossing the whitewash for his 30th England try.

May then became his country’s joint second-most prolific try-scorer with one of the best tries ever scored at Twickenham, going coast-to-coast – demonstrating strength, speed and fancy footwork – and leaving a trail of Ireland players in his wake in the process as he completed a sensational solo effort that will take some beating in the Try of the Round competition.

Autumn Nations Cup Round 2 Player of the Round voting results
Jonny May: 46.7%
Maro Itoje: 25.6%
Virimi Vakatawa: 20%
Aaron Wainwright: 7.7%

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