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May on the mark as England beat Springboks

Jonny May was voted supporters’ man of the match after scoring a brilliant match-sealing try in England’s 25-10 victory over South Africa in Cape Town.

The Springboks had already wrapped up the three-Test series, but May’s try helped ensure England ended a six-match losing run.

May, who was joined in the starting XV by Leicester Tigers teammate Ben Youngs, finished off Danny Cipriani’s clever kick to score his third try of the series and his fifth in his last five games for England.

Owen Farrell kicked the conversion and six penalties in wet and windy conditions at Newlands.

May said: “There was an awesome feeling in the changing room afterwards because of all the pressure we were under, not just from this tour but also from the Six Nations.

“You wouldn't want to say the old England is back, you'd want to say we'll come back better now because the tough times make you better.”

Tigers-bound David Denton helped Scotland to a record victory over Argentina in the final game of their summer tour. Scotland scored six tries through George Horne (2), Blair Kinghorn, Stuart McInally, Magnus Bradbury and Dougie Fife in a 44-15 win in Resistencia.

Tigers prop Chris Baumann was a replacement for USA as they beat Canada 42-17 in Halifax to extend their winning run to eight games.