England's Jonny May after scoring a try against Argentina at Twickenham.
England's Jonny May after scoring a try against Argentina at Twickenham. GERRY PENNY

England winger the butt of jokes after scrum fail

RUGBY UNION: England international Jonny May has been given the bum's rush from teammates after vision of him putting his head in the wrong place in a scrum has gone viral.

The winger was called in to scrummage on the flank behind prop Mako Vunipola with England a man short in the forwards because of a sin-binning, but instead of putting his head to the side of the front-rower, he is seen at one stage to put his head between his legs.

England scrumhalf Ben Youngs has taken a playful swipe following the win over Argentina.

"Unbelievable isn't it, what's he doing? It's madness,” Youngs said.

"He needs to get on the scrum machine. Poor old Mako.

"It's amazing that he's played rugby all his life but he doesn't know where his head's supposed to go when he plays seven.

"That's Jonny for you. Scrummaging's not his forte but give him the ball on the edge of the pitch and he'll finish for you.

"Mako was a little bit confused when he saw Jonny's head pop between his legs. God knows. Luckily we got the ball in and out.”


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