|Date Of Birth
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||175cm / 5' 9"
||107kg / 16st 11lbs
With 58 caps, Garin Jenkins is Wales' most capped hooker. His fearsome scrummaging and total committment on the field have won him praise from his peers worldwide. Garin won his first Welsh cap in 1991 v France while playing for Pontypool and was selected for the 1991 World Cup following which, he joined Swansea. After 223 games for The Whites, he retired from playing in 2002 having won 2 Welsh Cups and 4 Championships with them and captaining the club in 1996-97 and 1997-98. He scored a memorable try for the Swansea side that beat the Australian World Cup Champions in 1992. On the international scene he fought back more than once from de-selection to play in the 1995 World Cup and in the side that beat South Africa for the first time in 1998. The 1999 World Cup showed him still playing with fire and committment, qualities that endeared him to the Welsh rugby public. His last cap was v South Africa in 2000. Garin also has the distinction of being the last coal miner to have played for Wales.
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