Jonny May has hailed England’s 32-20 victory over 2018 Grand Slam champions Ireland as the best of his international career to date.
The scorer of the opening try inside two minutes at the Aviva Stadium, Leicester Tigers winger May was one of the stars of the show as Eddie Jones’ side delivered a statement of intent in Dublin.
Regularly the target of high kicks, May coped manfully under the high ball as England produced a brilliant display.
And with strong performances across the board against the pre-Championship favourites, the 28-year-old revealed that he considers the win to be the standout moment of his England career so far.
“That’s the best England performance I’ve been involved in, I’m just pleased to play my role and pleased for the boys,” said May.
“We wanted to fly into them and ride through the rough patches and I think we executed that today.
“I think our defence was brilliant but what we saw there was a result of the scoreboard and Ireland having to force the game.
“We need to keep working hard and getting better, but this group is maturing and we’re learning how to win tight matches.
“This is a tough place to come and it looks like we’re learning and improving.”
England sit second in the table after the opening weekend of fixtures, and will look to build on their strong start when they face France at Twickenham next Sunday