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

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

Relevant offers

Super Rugby

Tough start, juicy finish for Hurricanes in 2015 Highlanders fixture list includes a date to circle Crusaders set to take game to Nelson in 2015 Hamilton to host just five Chiefs games in 2015 Crusaders to get Super Rugby season started Is Auckland's franchise singing the Blues? Boyd confident Vince Aso ready for step up No 10 Dan Carter won't rush return from injury Jimmy Cowan signs with Blues for Super Rugby Future remains up in the air for Wayne Smith

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.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

What do you make of the Blues signing Jimmy Cowan?

It's a great move. His experience is needed.

The jury's still out for me. Let's wait and see.

It's a desperate move. Respectfully, Cowan is past it.

The Blues have bigger worries than halfback.

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content