Full name Neil Roger Jenkins
Born July 8, 1971, Church Village
Current age 45 years 290 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Wales
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 189 lb
|British and Irish Lions||1997-2001||4||3||1||41||0||1||13||0||2||2||0||50.00|
|IRB Rugby World Cup||1995-1999||7||7||0||98||0||19||19||1||3||4||0||42.85|
|Test debut||Wales v England at Cardiff, Jan 19, 1991 match details|
|Last Test||Wales v Romania at Wrexham, Nov 1, 2002 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Neil Jenkins is the second-highest Test points scorer of all time. He played 87 times for Wales and played four Lions tests scoring 1049 test points for Wales and a further 41 for the Lions. Jenkins is currently the kicking coach for the Wales National team.
Born on July 8, 1971 in Church Village he attended Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive school in Beddau and went on to make his debut for Wales aged just 19 alongside Scott Gibbs in a 25-6 loss to England on 19 January 1990.
Jenkins shrugged off criticism in some quarters of a conservative style of play and swiftly went on to become Wales' leading tests points scorer after just 28 games for the national side. He was selected for the successful British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa in 1997 where he played fullback in all three Test matches and helped secure a famous 2-1 series win with his accurate goalkicking.
In arguably his greatest game in a Wales jersey he kicked a last-gasp conversion at Wembley in 1999 against England for a 32-31 win in one of the most memorable games in the competition's history.
In 2001 Jenkins became the first player in international rugby union history to pass the 1,000 point mark against France in Paris. He also set a world record of converting 44 successful kicks at goal in top-level rugby in the 2003/04 season.
Jenkins retired from international rugby after playing against Romania 1 November 2002 in a 40-3 win.
In 2004 Jenkins joined the Welsh Rugby Union in the capacity of Kicking Skills Coach - a job which he still holds to this day.