In the return to activity of the English Premiership, in the duel between Worcester Warriors and Gloucester this Saturday, the home team’s fullback, Melani Nanai, was sent off in the first half for a dangerous tackle on rival wing Jonny May, who he had to leave the field of play.
After that circumstance of the match, caused by a hard hit with the shoulder in the area of May’s head, this Sunday the apology came. On her Twitter account, Nanai said: “I just wanted to apologize to Jonny May, my teammates, the Worcester staff and all of our fans for what happened yesterday. It was not my intention to tackle that way and I wish both Jonny and the entire Gloucester team the best for the rest of the season. “
Notably, Saturday’s was May’s first appearance in the Gloucester jersey since 2017, after spending three seasons with the Leicester Tigers.