England winger Jonny May tests positive for Covid in Australia; doubt for first Test

Jonny May’s isolation period will end just a day before England’s first Test in Australia on Saturday, July 2; England reported no other positive Covid tests; England’s tour of Australia is exclusively live on Sky Sports

Last Updated: 24/06/22 10:35am

England winger Jonny May has tested positive for Covid-19, eight days before their opening Test vs Australia

England winger Jonny May has tested positive for Covid-19 in Australia and will undertake seven days in isolation, putting his availability for the opening Test in question. 

England reported that no other player had returned positive tests.

The necessity for May to spend seven days in self-isolation is required by local regulations in Australia, and places his involvement in the opening Test in Perth on Saturday week, live on Sky Sports, in major doubt.

More to follow…

Who is in England’s squad?

Billy Vunipola and Danny Care have returned from international exile in a 36-man squad for England’s tour of Australia.

There are eight uncapped players – Fraser Dingwall, Tommy Freeman, Guy Porter, Patrick Schickerling, Jack van Poortvliet and Jack Walker, with Henry Arundell and Will Joseph named as apprentice players.

Forwards: Ollie Chessum, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Charlie Ewels, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Joe Heyes, Jonny Hill, Nick Isiekwe, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Bevan Rodd, Patrick Schickerling, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Jack Walker, Jack Willis.

Backs: Henry Arundell (apprentice player), Danny Care, Joe Cokanasiga, Fraser Dingwall, Owen Farrell, Tommy Freeman, George Furbank, Will Joseph (apprentice player), Joe Marchant, Jonny May, Jack Nowell, Guy Porter, Harry Randall, Jack van Poortvliet, Marcus Smith, Freddie Steward.

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New Zealand vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30am (kick-off at 8:05am)

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New Zealand vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30am (kick-off at 8:05am)

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Maori All Blacks vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 8am (kick off is at 8.05am)

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New Zealand vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30am (kick-off at 8:05am)

Australia vs England – live on Sky Sports Action from 10:15am (kick-off at 10:55am)

South Africa vs Wales – live on Sky Sports Action from 3:30pm (kick-off at 4:05pm)

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