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Neil Jenkins


Neil Jenkins


Born: 08.07.71 | Church Village



Playing Career

Pontypridd (1990-99, 2002-03), Cardiff (1999-02), Celtic Warriors (2003-04), Wales (1991-03), British and Irish Lions (1997, 2001)

Coaching Career

Wales Skills Coach (2004- ) British and Irish Lions (2009, 2013)

Neil Jenkins ‘Jenks’ will embark on his fifth British and Irish Lions tour in New Zealand having previously toured twice as a player in 1997 and 2001 and twice as a coach in 2009 and 2013.

He has been part of two winning Lions series, his first as a player against South Africa in 1997 and the second as part of Warren Gatland’s series winning coaching team in Australia in 2013.

Born in Church Village, Wales, Jenkins made 237 appearances for Pontypridd amassing 3,185 points. He went onto play for Cardiff and Celtic Warriors at the inception of regional rugby before retiring in 2004.

In the international game he scored a then world record 1,090 points in 91 tests for Wales and the Lions and still remains the record points scorer for Wales.

He made his International debut for Wales in 1991, earning 87 caps for his country. He toured South Africa and Australia with the British and Irish Lions earning four further test caps.

He joined the Welsh Rugby Union as skills coach in 2004 and began working with the national squad in 2006. In that time he has been part of a management team that has won two Grand Slams and a further Six Nations title.

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