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Jonny May's magical try makes you realise why you fell in love with game | Andy Bull

England wing had the length of the pitch in front of him but a sidestep past Chris Farrell set him on his way to a memorable try – if only there had been a crowd at Twickenham to see it

Oh, but Jonny May scored a lovely try, one of the best anyone has seen here in years. It was a full‑tilt sprint from one end of the pitch to the other, the sort you dream about scoring when you’re a little kid with a head full of wild ideas. It had everything except a crowd to cheer it.

And what a shame, because it would have been a tonic for everyone who saw it. It was one of those moments that makes you fall in love with the game all over again. Unless, that is, you were cheering for Ireland. It happened in the 20th minute and all went down so quickly you needed to watch the replays to understand exactly how he pulled it off.

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