Wales great Jenk­ins forced to re­tire

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Wales’ record cap holder Gethin Jenk­ins will re­tire from rugby union after tak­ing part in Cardiff Blues’ PRO14 clash against Ze­bre on Sun­day. The Blues an­nounced that the 37-yearold prop for­ward would end a ca­reer that yielded 129 Wales caps and saw him tour three times with the Bri­tish & Ir­ish Lions, play­ing in five Tests. Jenk­ins, who has been strug­gling to over­come a chronic knee in­jury, said: “I have been work­ing hard re­hab­bing over the last three months and I was con­fi­dent I was go­ing to be back play­ing, so it’s dis­ap­point­ing to be re­tir­ing after Sun­day’s game against Ze­bre. It’s ob­vi­ously a big de­ci­sion, but I’ve had a good in­nings, it’s time to finish and I am look­ing for­ward to one more runout on the week­end and hope­fully fin­ish­ing on a high.”

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