The wing of England, Jonny May surprised everyone with a big jump before Italy to support the try, but the former international referee Nigel Owens He affirmed that this action is illegal so the conquest should have been canceled.
Former Welsh referee, Nigel Owens stated through his official Twitter account that what May did cannot be done: “Jumping to avoid a tackle is prohibited.”
Then, Owens was consulted through how to support the tries of Chris Ashton, who is characterized by flying in a great way. But Nigel differentiated that situation from Jonny May’s: “Ashton’s dive is different because it’s a celebration, in this case it was to avoid the tackle and that can’t be done.”
Lastly, Owens sentenced: “His first action is to jump to avoid a tackle. How can you expect a defender to defend this if he can’t tackle it while he’s in the air like that? How do you dive into the pool? No! jumping first! “