RUGBY: May faces assessment after Paris break

Jonny May

Jonny May

First published in Sport

JONNY May’s participation in the remainder of the Six Nations is in doubt after he broke his nose against France on Saturday night.

The former Wootton Bassett youth player made his bow in the competition in the Stade de France but had to be replaced after just eight minutes in Paris and it could see him ruled out against Scotland next week.

"Jonny suffered a fracture to his nose against France and will see a specialist on Monday for further assessment," read a statement issued by the Rugby Football Union.

"A decision on his availability for selection against Scotland will be made following that examination."

Should May fail to recover in time, Anthony Watson is likely to make his debut. Another option would see Mike Brown move to the wing and Alex Goode start at full-back.

The Gloucester back left the field with blood pouring from his face and May’s England teammate, Jack Nowell, saw the former Bassett player after he suffered the injury.

He said: “I walked up to him later and said, “Are you all right, Jonny?” and he said, ‘I think I’ve broken my nose.’ I said, “You think you have…” It was all over (one side of his face).”

England went on to lose the game 26-24 following a late Gael Fickou try.

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