Jenkins must wait for his moment of glory
Wales fly-half Neil Jenkins on Saturday became the joint-greatest points scorer Test rugby has ever seen.
Jenkins, known to his teammates as "the Ginger Monster", scored 19 points as Wales defeated Japan 64-15 in their World Cup Group D match at the Millennium Stadium.
He equalled the mark of 911 set by Australia's Michael Lynagh - another of the sport's greatest goal-kicking machines.
Jenkins was first capped as a teenager against England eight years ago.
Lynagh amassed 911 points from 72 Tests during an 11-year Wallaby career,while Jenkins reached the milestone one Test earlier - although his tally also includes three British Lions Tests.
He also equalled another record when he and his half-back partner Robert Howley matched the record number of partnership appearances for Wales -matching the 24 appearances of Gareth Edwards and Phil Bennett.
Both men were among a group of six players in the Welsh squad who have now played in 10 straight Test victories. The others are prop Peter Rogers, who has never played in a losing Test team, full-back Shane Howarth, Craig Quinnell and replacement Chris Wyatt.
The Welsh victory saw all six equal the record of 10 straight wins in a Welsh jersey which was set by WJ Trew of Swansea between 1907 and 1910.
Jenkins had said before the game that all the talk of breaking the record was "doing his head in".
Lynagh graciously admitted that the Welsh superboot deserved to join him in the record books.
Lynagh said 28-year-old Jenkins' prodigious scoring was made all the more impressive by the fact the Welshman had, until recently, scored his points in a team which had struggled for success.
"It had to happen sooner rather than later," Lynagh said. "I will be dropping Neil a note of congratulation."