Hard work paying off for May

Date published: September 6 2015

England winger Jonny May opened up on the process he went through to get back to the top of his game after scoring against Ireland.

May touched down for his second try in as many games at Twickenham for England after also striking against France last month.

Hailed by Stuart Lancaster as one of England's best players in training during the camps ahead of the warm-up matches, May has responded brilliantly since being dropped during the 2015 Six Nations.

"I feel I've done all I can do. I'm happy with the way I'm playing at the moment and I'm still learning and improving," said May.

"These warm-up matches have given me an opportunity to put things right after getting dropped in the Six Nations and to show the improvements I've made and confidence I've gained.

"I knew things hadn't gone my way, I knew I was better than that, but it's international rugby and one bad game and you can be out. I had to go back and work as hard as I could and it's given me a hunger to get in there.

"I'm been very hard on myself, scrutinising and reflecting to see what I can improve on. That's a relentless desire to get better regardless of the circumstances. I'm as keen to improve next week as I would be if I'd had a bad game.

"It would be so exciting to start in the World Cup. I can't wait for the tournament to start and the buzz around the country."