All in a day's work for seasoned pro Ben May

TOBY ROBSON
Last updated 05:00 01/04/2013
Ben May
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YOU BEAUTY: Ben May goes over to score against the Southern Kings.

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Ben May responded as only a tighthead prop could after scoring his first Super Rugby try - with some humour and a shrug of the shoulders.

The Hurricanes hulk looked like a practiced pro when he charged past four Kings defenders on a rampaging 20-metre run to score the first of his side's six tries at Westpac Stadium on Saturday.

But it was a try that had in fact been six seasons and 54 matches in the making, dating back to his Crusaders debut in 2007.

Since then he's chugged away for the Chiefs and, since last year, for the Hurricanes.

"I've actually already scored one," the 30-year-old said. "But someone else claimed it. It was a pushover for the Chiefs. She was a messy affair and I just got out of there. Yeah, so I never got credited with it." So surely May had been hanging out to get his name on the score sheet?

"I guess it's been a fair few games under the belt, but I haven't thought about it. Nah, I just love cleaning rucks, mate. It's a team sport, so it doesn't really matter who scores it."

May wasn't the only Hurricane to score his first Super try on the night with blindside Brad Shields also posting the milestone, albeit in only his 18th match.

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