Gareth Jenkins

Gareth Jenkins (born 11 September 1951) is a former Welsh rugby union footballer, and former head coach of the Welsh national team. After a long and distinguished career at Llanelli RFC, Jenkins was appointed Wales coach in 2006, succeeding Mike Ruddock. He was sacked by the Welsh Rugby Union on September 30, 2007, following Wales' failure to qualify for the quarter-finals of the 2007 Rugby World Cup. He left the role with just six wins from twenty test matches.


  • It takes three years to achieve instant success.
  • I cannot be held responsible for a mis-functioning lineout. I am responsible for everything that goes on in the field of play.
  • The only thing wrong with this team is that they don't do what I tell them to do.
  • The physicality was up another level and the way you have to react in the physical contact area magnifies your accuracy.

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