May contributed the try which was converted by Gloucester team mate Freddie Burns who also added three penalties.
After the game, May said:
"Everybody seemed to be forcing it a bit and we just didn't make the right decisions or execute what we were trying to do well enough. Italy deserve credit, though, they tackled hard and they were physical over the ball. They didn't give up."
"We've got to be honest with ourselves about the performance, come back and start over. We should have picked up where we were in the second half of the Wales game [which England won 41-14] but we didn't get the decisions and the accuracy right."
"I managed to get past their winger and then Danny Wright was up in support but I'm not sure if he had the legs to run it in so he gave it back. That try showed what we can do striking from deep and after that it was very frustrating."
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