Who are we to begrudge Jonny May a slice of luck? There have been times this season when the talented but oh so raw Moseley centre has been the proverbial rabbit caught in Championship headlights.

But the youngster appears to have rediscovered his mojo in recent weeks with several tries for the England Under 20s and one on his debut for Gloucester last Saturday.

The 19-year-old only found out he was playing against Leicester a couple of hours before kick off when Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu pulled out and responded well with a 60m break and his team’s only score.

However, even he had to admit fortune had smiled on him when referee Wayne Barnes awarded the score: “I am not sure if it was legit or not,” he admitted.

Jonny, it wasn’t - not unless the laws have been changed to allow outrageous fumbles. Nevertheless power to your arm kid.


There has been outrage at Sharmans Cross Road, too, following the decision of the club’s committee to pass on the RFU fine of £1,500 imposed for their part in the fight that broke out with Coventry earlier this month, to the players, coaches and management team.

As a result each player must stump up £50 for their part - however, minor - for their part in the fracas and there is little hope of getting off.

After all, the committee consists of one man, director of rugby Russell Earnshaw, who even though he was in Auckland at the time as accepted his own sanction.

That hasn’t stopped some being miffed, however, and those not involved perhaps wished they had been now they have to pay for the privilege anyway.


Lordswood Dixonians will be celebrating their former players’ celebration, known as Jim Kendrick Day, on April 10.

The occasion is named in honour of the club stalwart who, as well as presiding over the most successful period in their history, also played for them from the 1930s to the 1980s.

Indeed the larger than life second row was in his 60s when he last turned out for Dixies and would no doubt have approved wholeheartedly of the afternoon’s festivities.

A game between Dixonians’ Former Players and Bournville 2nd XV is the centrepiece though in truth most of the action will take place at various locations around Bearwood.

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