Gloucester rugby star May helps launch LV= Cup programme in Wootton Bassett

Wootton Bassett RFC juniors welcome the stars of the Premiership

Wootton Bassett RFC juniors welcome the stars of the Premiership

First published in Sport

JONNY MAY, one of the brightest talents in European rugby, returned to his former club, Royal Wootton Bassett RFC, on Monday – and he came bearing gifts.

May, now firmly in the Gloucester Rugby first XV, was helping launch the LV= Cup season which begins again this week.

May’s Gloucester side, which won the tournanment when beating Newcastle in the 2011 final, kick off the competition tomorrow (Friday) with a visit to Ospreys.

Gloucester centre May, 22, was named LV= Breakthrough Player last season – in the inaugural year of the award. And his prize was to receive £1,000 on behalf of a grassroots club of his choice.

Having begun his career at Royal Wootton Bassett, Jonny chose the Swindon-based club, who will use the money to help with the renovation of their clubhouse.

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