Emlyn Jenkins

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Career Stats & Summary

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
England 1933, 1936-37 9 2 -   - 6 7 2 0 77.78% Match list
Overall 1933-1937 9 2 0   0 6 7 2 0 77.78% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wales 1932, 1935-36 4 - -   - - 2 2 0 50.00% Match list
England 1934 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1932-1936 5 1 0   0 3 3 2 0 60.00% Match list

Your Say

Keith Bowen says: Emlyn Jenkins born Treherbert, Wales, Dec.1st 1910 died Andover, October 19th 1993.
Emlyn has been described as a master in an age of greatness and I had the good fortune to meet him. He was also described as probably the greatest stand-off in British Rugby League in the 1930's at a time when there were many great stand-offs. He was a prominent member of the great Salford side of the 1930's under the management of the legendary Lance Todd and played alongside the great Gus Risman. He made his first appearance in the third Teat against the 1933 Kangaroos and played in each of the nine Tests before War broke out. His clashes with Vic Hey were heroic, Emlyn had pace, great tactical kicking, speed off the mark, a sharp and alert football brain and when you add to that his devastating tackling (he had been a boxer of note) and a side step to die for it's easy to see why his reputation is so high. The firm grounds he found in Australia were to his liking, at least that was what my father told me and he was a friend of his and played for a year under Emlyn in 1948-49 season at Leigh RL Club when Emlyn was coach. An Australian writer commenting on Emlyn's performance in the Second Test at Brisbane (won 12-7 by Britain), wrote, "Emlyn was the star of the tour.... he was a real gem ....his clashes with Vic Hey were the stuff of legends...I have never seen a finer display at off-half. Emlyn rose to magnificent heights, the outstanding player in all three Tests, outplaying and tricking his opposite number in defence and with skilful and varied tactical moves." He finished with the comment that the 50,000 crowd will remember, the curly, auburn thatch of Jenkins for many years. I certainly cannot add to those generous but deserved comments except to say that when i met him in 1948 I was 7 years of age and he challenged me to kick a goal in front of the posts at Leigh RL, I did and he immediately gave me half a crown,.Emlyn, apart from his greatness as a player he was also a real gentleman. He still turned out at 39 for his final professional game of Rugby League. At Salford he had been a cinema manager, trained as a teacher, but also ran a pub and clandestinely played rugby well into his forties. (01/05/2012)

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