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May is a major threat in Tigers backline

Head coach Matt O’Connor says wing Jonny May is already showing the danger he poses to opposition defences with three tries in his first two league appearances for Leicester Tigers.

England international May, who faces the prospect of lining up against former club Gloucester at Welford Road on Saturday, marked his Tigers debut with two tries against Bath and a solo score at Northampton last weekend when he chased his own chip ahead and won the foot-race to score.

“Jonny is as good a finisher as there is,” said O’Connor.

“He's already scored a couple of tries that few other players would have. He doesn't really have the right to score that try against Saints, there's still a lot of work to do when he gets the ball, but that shows his quality.

“He’s doing a great job, he’s working really hard, and we have to make sure we do the work around him to give him those opportunities.

“If we can give Jonny space to beat defenders, he will certainly do that. He is a potent finisher at the top level, as he has demonstrated over a number of years. For us it is about getting him into the game and getting him running at defences.”

Only Dan Robson of Wasps has bettered May’s total of three tries in the opening two rounds. of Aviva Premiership rugby, with Sean Maitland (Saracens) and Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath) also on three so far.