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Neil Jenkins
Wales
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Full name Neil Roger Jenkins
Born July 8, 1971, Church Village
Current age 43 years 166 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Wales
Position Fly-half
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 189 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1991-2002 91 84 7 1090 11 131 248 10 46 43 2 51.64
Wales 1991-2002 87 81 6 1049 11 130 235 10 44 41 2 51.72
British and Irish Lions 1997-2001 4 3 1 41 0 1 13 0 2 2 0 50.00
Five/Six Nations 1991-2001 41 40 1 406 5 41 93 7 16 23 2 41.46
IRB Rugby World Cup 1995-1999 7 7 0 98 0 19 19 1 3 4 0 42.85

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v England at Cardiff, Jan 19, 1991 match details
Last Test Wales v Romania at Wrexham, Nov 1, 2002 match details
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Profile

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.

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Feb 22, 2011
Wales fly-half Stephen Jones talks to kicking coach Neil Jenkins
Wales fly-half Stephen Jones talks to kicking coach Neil Jenkins
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Feb 8, 2011
Wales No.8 Ryan Jones shares a joke with coach Neil Jenkins
Wales No.8 Ryan Jones shares a joke with coach Neil Jenkins
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Nov 26, 2010
Wales coach Neil Jenkins talks to Jonathan Thomas and Gethin Jenkins
Wales coach Neil Jenkins talks to Jonathan Thomas and Gethin Jenkins
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Nov 10, 2010
Wales' Matthew Rees chats to assistant coach Neil Jenkins
Wales' Matthew Rees chats to assistant coach Neil Jenkins
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