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Jonny May says he has 'made peace' with his decision to retire from Test rugby and shared his gratitude at being able to 'walk away on his own terms' in a new interview.
The 33-year-old scored 36 tries in his 78 international appearances, and was able to go out with a bang as part of the Red Roses' World Cup side - despite initially missing out.
May was called up after Anthony Watson dropped out of the squad ahead of the competition due to a calf injury, and went on to feature in England's pool wins against Argentina, Japan, and Samoa, as well as their quarter-final win against Fiji.
The Gloucester wing pulled on an England shirt for the final time against South Africa in the semi-final, which saw his side lose by a heartbreaking solitary point to the eventual champions.
Jonny May has announced his Test rugby retirement after gaining 78 England caps in 10 years
The 33-year-old will continue to feature for Gloucester after winning bronze with England
Although initially snubbed, May made his way to France after Anthony Watson picked up a calf injury before the tournament
But the ability to compete in one final contest capped an impressive career for May, who admitted he was 'ready' to step back from this aspect of the game.
'I just feel like I am at peace with how my international career has gone,' May told Sky Sports. 'I am the wrong side of 30 now and