Garin Jenkins

Garin Jenkins

Position: Hooker

Date Of Birth 18/08/1967 (49)
Place Of Birth Ynysybwl
Height 175cm / 5' 9"
Weight 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.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1991/1992 20 15 0 5 1 0 0 0 4  
  1992/1993 8 6 0 2 3 0 0 0 15  
  1993/1994 21 19 0 2 2 0 0 0 10  
  1994/1995 21 14 0 7 4 0 0 0 20  
  1995/1996 18 7 0 11 2 0 0 0 10  
  1996/1997 27 18 1 8 3 0 0 0 15  
  1997/1998 21 13 3 5 4 0 0 0 20  
  1998/1999 28 22 0 6 6 0 0 0 30  
  1999/2000 19 12 0 7 2 0 0 0 10  
  2000/2001 21 13 0 8 0 0 0 0 0  
  2001/2002 15 8 0 7 1 0 0 0 5  
  2002/2003 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 222 148 4 70 28 0 0 0 139  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

Season Breakdown for 1992
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/10/1991 Glamorgan Wanderers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 9  
  25/10/1991 Abertillery HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  01/11/1991 Rosslyn Park PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 34  
  23/11/1991 Newbridge HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 9  
  30/11/1991 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 6  
  07/12/1991 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 9  
  21/12/1991 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  04/01/1992 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  11/01/1992 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 27  
  26/01/1992 Oakdale HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 0  
  22/02/1992 South Wales Police HK 1 0 0 0 4 W 30 - 13  
  29/02/1992 Newbridge HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 9  
  14/03/1992 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 22  
  28/03/1992 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 12  
  04/04/1992 Dunvant HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  11/04/1992 Maesteg HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 4  
  18/04/1992 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  25/04/1992 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  04/05/1992 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 9  
  16/05/1992 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 16  
Season Breakdown for 1993
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  19/09/1992 South Wales Police HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 73 - 24  
  26/09/1992 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 7  
  10/10/1992 Pontypool HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 37 - 27  
  24/10/1992 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 20  
  31/10/1992 Pontypridd HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 21 - 15  
  04/11/1992 Australia HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 21 - 6  
  05/12/1992 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  15/01/1993 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 15  
Season Breakdown for 1994
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1993 Laugharne Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 39 - 0  
  04/09/1993 Newbridge HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 11  
  08/09/1993 Dunvant HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 37 - 11  
  18/09/1993 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 12  
  02/10/1993 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 10  
  09/10/1993 Coventry HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 26  
  23/10/1993 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 16  
  30/10/1993 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 3  
  06/11/1993 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 15  
  13/11/1993 Aberavon Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  20/11/1993 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  01/12/1993 Dunvant HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 13  
  11/12/1993 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 20  
  28/12/1993 South Wales Police HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 26  
  22/01/1994 Seven Sisters Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 70 - 8  
  29/01/1994 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 9  
  26/02/1994 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  23/03/1994 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  02/04/1994 Moseley HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 17  
  09/04/1994 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  23/04/1994 Aberavon HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 32 - 3  
Season Breakdown for 1995
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  27/08/1994 Scarlets Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 23 - 35  
  03/09/1994 Treorchy HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 16  
  07/09/1994 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 21  
  24/09/1994 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 13  
  01/10/1994 Dunvant HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 12  
  29/10/1994 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 9  
  05/11/1994 South Africa HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 78  
  12/11/1994 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 32  
  19/11/1994 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 27  
  10/12/1994 Scarlets HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 23 - 16  
  31/12/1994 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 10  
  28/01/1995 Abercynon HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 58 - 24  
  04/02/1995 Dunvant HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 45 - 3  
  11/03/1995 Bridgend Ravens HK 1 0 0 0 5 L 22 - 35  
  25/03/1995 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 20  
  01/04/1995 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  08/04/1995 Newbridge HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 11  
  15/04/1995 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 22  
  22/04/1995 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 9  
  29/04/1995 Abertillery HK 1 0 0 0 5 L 29 - 35  
  06/05/1995 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 12  
Season Breakdown for 1996
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  14/10/1995 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 78 - 6  
  28/10/1995 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 31  
  01/11/1995 Munster HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 17  
  18/11/1995 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 18  
  02/12/1995 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  05/12/1995 Castres Olympique HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 22 - 10  
  12/12/1995 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 20  
  16/12/1995 Tenby United Rep 1 0 0 0 5 W 46 - 9  
  23/12/1995 Ebbw Vale HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 25  
  30/12/1995 Stade Toulousain HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 30  
  20/01/1996 Tonmawr Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 8  
  23/01/1996 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 9  
  24/02/1996 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 20  
  09/03/1996 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 27  
  23/03/1996 Bridgend Ravens Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 29 - 38  
  06/04/1996 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 54  
  13/04/1996 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 59  
  27/04/1996 Abertillery HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 64 - 14  
Season Breakdown for 1997
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  31/08/1996 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 49 - 23  
  21/09/1996 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 30  
  28/09/1996 Treorchy HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 85 - 21  
  02/10/1996 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 30 - 34  
  12/10/1996 London Irish HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 63 - 38  
  16/10/1996 Ebbw Vale Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  19/10/1996 Gloucester Rugby HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 62 - 12  
  26/10/1996 Union Bordeaux-Begles HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 31 - 31  
  09/11/1996 Ebbw Vale HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  16/11/1996 Newbridge HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 67 - 5  
  07/12/1996 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 49 - 10  
  28/12/1996 Newport HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 42 - 17  
  25/01/1997 Dunvant HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 71 - 10  
  08/02/1997 Dunvant HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 12  
  22/02/1997 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 19  
  02/03/1997 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 31  
  08/03/1997 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 42  
  29/03/1997 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 24  
  02/04/1997 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 18  
  05/04/1997 Ebbw Vale HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 59 - 12  
  12/04/1997 Ebbw Vale HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 15  
  16/04/1997 Treorchy HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 12  
  19/04/1997 Newbridge HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 31  
  26/04/1997 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 26 - 33  
  29/04/1997 Caerphilly HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 52 - 38  
  07/05/1997 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 31  
  10/05/1997 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 64 - 17  
Season Breakdown for 1998
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  16/08/1997 Ebbw Vale HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 11  
  23/08/1997 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 14  
  07/09/1997 Wasps HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 31  
  13/09/1997 Ulster HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 16  
  27/09/1997 Ulster HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 28  
  18/10/1997 Neath Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 18  
  25/10/1997 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 25  
  15/11/1997 Cardiff PR 1 0 0 0 5 L 30 - 41  
  22/11/1997 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 18  
  06/12/1997 Bridgend Ravens HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 63 - 15  
  13/12/1997 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 22  
  20/12/1997 Whitland HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 12  
  27/12/1997 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 24 - 24  
  14/01/1998 Northern Bulls HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 34 - 34  
  24/01/1998 Tondu HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 13  
  31/01/1998 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 11  
  14/02/1998 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 26 - 26  
  28/02/1998 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 66 - 12  
  14/03/1998 Ebbw Vale HK 2 0 0 0 10 W 63 - 3  
  11/04/1998 Ebbw Vale HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 27  
  16/05/1998 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 45 - 27  
Season Breakdown for 1999
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1998 West Hartlepool HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 26  
  13/09/1998 Wasps HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 18  
  19/09/1998 Newcastle Falcons HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 14  
  26/09/1998 Richmond HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 28  
  03/10/1998 Saracens HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 32  
  10/10/1998 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 16  
  17/10/1998 London Irish HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 38 - 20  
  20/10/1998 Northampton Saints HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 18  
  31/10/1998 Sale Sharks HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 24  
  07/11/1998 London Scottish HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 76 - 5  
  14/11/1998 Bath Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 34  
  21/11/1998 Leicester Tigers HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 7  
  05/12/1998 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 15  
  12/12/1998 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 18  
  20/12/1998 Bedford Blues HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 14  
  26/12/1998 Bath Rugby HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 50 - 17  
  02/01/1999 Richmond HK 2 0 0 0 10 W 57 - 3  
  09/01/1999 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 40  
  16/01/1999 Wasps Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 13  
  24/01/1999 Saracens HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 29 - 59  
  30/01/1999 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 60 - 38  
  07/02/1999 West Hartlepool Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 27  
  13/02/1999 Northampton Saints HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 58 - 24  
  27/02/1999 Bridgend Ravens HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 43 - 16  
  27/03/1999 Ebbw Vale HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 14  
  17/04/1999 Cross Keys HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 60 - 3  
  24/04/1999 London Irish HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 31  
  15/05/1999 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 10  
Season Breakdown for 2000
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  13/11/1999 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 34  
  20/11/1999 Rugby Petrarca SRL HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 66 - 19  
  27/11/1999 Stade Toulousain HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 46  
  04/12/1999 Bridgend Ravens HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 24 - 8  
  10/12/1999 Bath Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 9  
  26/12/1999 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 30  
  07/01/2000 Stade Toulousain HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 18  
  11/01/2000 Bath Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 20  
  15/01/2000 Rugby Petrarca SRL Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 25  
  26/02/2000 Caerphilly HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 26  
  11/03/2000 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 23  
  25/03/2000 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 19  
  08/04/2000 Neath Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 52 - 44  
  14/04/2000 Glasgow Warriors HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 28 - 25  
  22/04/2000 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 22  
  26/04/2000 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 20  
  29/04/2000 Edinburgh Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 24  
  05/05/2000 Ebbw Vale HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 16  
  20/05/2000 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 22  
Season Breakdown for 2001
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  26/08/2000 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 33  
  06/09/2000 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 24  
  09/09/2000 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 21  
  16/09/2000 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 24  
  23/09/2000 Edinburgh Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 69 - 20  
  07/10/2000 Wasps HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 28  
  14/10/2000 Stade Francais Paris HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 16  
  04/11/2000 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 22  
  16/12/2000 Cross Keys Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 55 - 3  
  23/12/2000 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 22  
  26/12/2000 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 45 - 23  
  30/12/2000 Rumney HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 10  
  14/01/2001 Wasps HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 28  
  20/01/2001 Stade Francais Paris HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 42  
  28/01/2001 Leicester Tigers HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 41  
  09/02/2001 Edinburgh Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 16  
  24/02/2001 Pontypridd HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 45 - 12  
  10/03/2001 Ebbw Vale Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 68 - 17  
  24/03/2001 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 21  
  31/03/2001 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 21  
  14/04/2001 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 26  
Season Breakdown for 2002
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/09/2001 Glasgow Warriors Rep 1 0 0 0 5 L 13 - 21  
  15/09/2001 Leinster HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 34  
  22/09/2001 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 25  
  29/09/2001 Edinburgh Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 16  
  06/10/2001 Bath Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 38  
  19/10/2001 Newport Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 25  
  27/10/2001 Biarritz Olympique PB HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 10  
  03/11/2001 Biarritz Olympique PB HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 24  
  02/12/2001 Ebbw Vale HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 14  
  09/02/2002 Caerphilly HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 3  
  22/02/2002 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 16  
  20/04/2002 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 52 - 13  
  27/04/2002 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  04/05/2002 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 20  
  07/05/2002 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 16  
Season Breakdown for 2003
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  30/08/2002 Edinburgh Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 30  
  20/09/2002 Munster HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 27 - 38  
  28/09/2002 Caerphilly HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 32  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 58 34 0 24 2 0 0 0 10  
Clubs: - Pontypool - Swansea - Ynysybwl -
Education: - Hawthorne Comprehensive School -
Region: - King Country -
Honours: - Wales - Wales A -

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