Jenkins nervous over opening game
September 30, 1999
Neil Jenkins is aware that his goal kicking could make the difference in tomorrow's World Cup opener at the Millennium Stadium.
A vital part of the Welsh side for so long the fly half has amassed 183 of Wales 281 points during their eight match unbeaten run this year.
However despite his vast experience the Cardiff player still feels nervous about the Argentina game "It's quite frightening really, I don't feel any extra responsibility because I am the goal kicker - that's part of my job. It is what I do and maybe the reason why I am in the team - but I still get nervous."
Jenkins, now only 32 points behind Michael Lynagh's world record point haul of 911, is also set to become Wales's most capped player during the tournament.
Having played throughout the world in his eight-year test career Jenkins is ideal placed to comment on the new Millennium Stadium claiming, "It's magnificent, and we are all looking forward to getting back there and making a winning start to the tournament."