Jonny May shreds France with first-half hat-trick for England 5 months ago

Jonny May shreds France with first-half hat-trick for England

England winger Jonny May racked up his first international hat-trick with a devastating series of scores against France at Twickenham on Sunday

May ripped through the French defence after just two minutes when Elliot Daly capitalised on a French turnover before beating a couple of defenders and dinking a kick towards the French line where May raced clear to score.

The Leicester Tigers winger then added his second try of the game when he danced his way past Damian Penaud to score after just 23 minutes.

May then completed his hat-trick just before the half-hour mark when he jumped on the end of a Chris Ashton grubber kick to score in a blistering first half hour in London.

Penaud did ultimately redeem himself when he finished off an excellent counter-attack by France with full-back Yoann Huget searing through the English defence, including fending off the challenge of May, before sending Penaud racing away towards the corner to score.


England wrapped up the four try bonus point just before half-time with Henry Slade stepping Matheiu Bastareaud to score.