England winger Jonny May has revealed that Eddie Jones’ faith in the players paid off during their final test victory over South Africa last weekend, according to a report on the Leicester Mercury.

The Leicester Tigers winger was in fine form throughout the series as England fell to a 2-1 defeat. He managed to score three tries in three matches and looks to have nailed down a starting spot for the future.

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Jones has come under immense pressure in recent months, especially after the disastrous Six Nations campaign.

However, May believes he has handled everything professionally and his faith in the players resulted in them putting in a good performance for him.

May said:

At some point, we had to win, and when it’s a wet, gritty game and you all have to get stuck in together, those are the games you remember more.

Eddie has been very consistent, he’s almost harder on us when we’re winning, he hates us becoming complacent but he stuck to his guns in terms of our plan and what we were doing and kept very composed and had faith in us to put it right eventually. He took a lot of the pressure away from us.

May looks set to be a starter for next year’s world cup as Jones praised him following the series for his brilliant performances.