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Incredible May score named Try of the Round for Round 2!

Incredible May score named Try of the Round for Round 2!

Incredible May score named Try of the Round for Round 2!

Jonny May’s sensational solo effort for England during their victory over Ireland at Twickenham has deservedly been named as Try of the Round for Round 2.

May won the Round 2 contest by a country mile as his second try of of the game tallied a whopping 72% of the public vote to take the prize ahead of the three other entries.

Jacob Stockdale’s superb late consolation try in the same match, which ended in an impressive 18-7 triumph for England, finished second in the voting with 12.4% of the vote.

Virimi Vakatawa was third with his own sizzling effort in France’s win over Scotland (10.5%) while Louis Rees-Zammit’s maiden try against Georgia in Llanelli was fourth (5%).

May can add his Try of the Round honour to his Player of the Round recognition, completing the Round 2 double after his first-half brace sealed back-to-back wins in the tournament.

His second score also saw May join Ben Cohen and Will Greenwood as his country’s second-most prolific try-scorers, with only Rory Underwood ahead of him in the men’s game.

And what a way to bring up such a huge milestone, with May stealing the headlines with a score that will be remember for years to come as “one of the best individual tries”.

The move started with a loose lineout throw from the visitors, which Maro Itoje pounced on before Ollie Lawrence and Henry Slade linked up to find May deep in his own 22.

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From there, magic ensued. May raced forward and stepped outside the onrushing Chris Farrell before turning the afterburners on and darting through a gaping hole in the Irish defence.

He stretched away from the chasing Bundee Aki, who lunged unsuccessfully at his heels, and chipped the ball forward deep into Ireland’s half before outpacing Jamison Gibson-Park.

May reached the ball and nudged it forward once more before gathering and dotting down, leaving a trail of green shirts in his wake for one of the best scores England HQ has ever seen.

Try of the Round for Round 2 results
Jonny May – ENGLAND v Ireland: 72%
Jacob Stockdale – IRELAND v England: 12.4%
Virimi Vakatawa – FRANCE v Scotland: 10.5%
Louis Rees-Zammit – WALES v Georgia: 5%

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