Jenkins closes in on Lynagh record
October 8, 1999

Welsh fly half Neil Jenkins could become the World's top points scorer this weekend - and is admitting he is feeling the pressure.
The Cardiff player needs only 20 points to overhaul Michael Lynagh's record of 911.
"I'm a bit fed up with people constantly going on about it," he said. "I would rather get it out of my mind - it's doing my head in a bit."
Jenkins will win his 74th cap on Saturday (including three games for the Lions), two more than Lynagh, but at only 28 he is sure to be the first player to reach 1,000 points.
Lynagh is full of praise for the Welsh kicker saying "Neil is more deserving of the record than I am because he has done it the hard way. For years he was part of a struggling team. What has delighted me in the past year is that Neil is now getting the recognition he deserves as a player. He is playing superb rugby and I am pleased for him because he has silenced the critics."

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