Emlyn Jenkins

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Emlyn Jenkins
Emlyn Jenkins - Salford - Senior Service - 1935.jpg
Personal information
Full name Emlyn Jenkins
Born Treherbert, Rhondda, Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
–1930 Treorchy RFC
1930–31 Cardiff RFC 16
Total 16 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Fullback, Wing, Centre, Stand-off/Five-eighth, Scrum-half/Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1930–38 Salford 246 88 44 0 352
1938 Wigan Warriors 18 3 4 0 17
1938–≥44 Salford
1941–44 St. Helens (guest) 9 0 6 0 12
1951 St. Helens 1 0 0 0 0
Total 274 91 54 0 381
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1932–36 Wales 4 0 0 0 0
1934 England 2 1 0 0 3
1933–37 Great Britain 9 2 0 0 6
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1950–52 St. Helens
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Emlyn Jenkins is a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s and '40s, and coach of the 1950s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Treorchy RFC,[1] and Cardiff RFC,[2] and representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, Wales, and England, and at club level for Salford (twice), Wigan Warriors, and St. Helens (twice), as a Fullback, Wing, Centre, Stand-off/Five-eighth, or Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 1, 2 or 5, 3 or 4, 6, or 7,[3] and coaching club level rugby league (RL) for St. Helens.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Emlyn Jenkins won 4 caps for Wales in 1932–1936 while at Salford, won caps for England while at Salford in 1934 against Australia, and France,[4] and won caps for Great Britain while at Salford in 1933 against Australia, in 1936 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand (2 matches), and in 1937 against Australia (3 matches).[5]

Wales and England[edit]

Only four rugby league footballers have played initially for Wales, and then subsequently for England, they are; Emlyn Jenkins, Gus Risman, Jim Sullivan, and Les White.

Les Diables Rouges[edit]

Emlyn Jenkins was one of the players who successfully toured in France with Salford in 1934, during which the Salford team earned the name "Les Diables Rouges", the seventeen players were; Joe Bradbury, Bob Brown, Aubrey Casewell, Paddy Dalton, Bert Day, Cliff Evans, Jack Feetham, George Harris, Barney Hudson, Emlyn Jenkins, Alf Middleton, Sammy Miller, Harold Osbaldestin, Les Pearson, Gus Risman, Billy Watkins, and Billy Williams.[6]

Club career[edit]

During Emlyn Jenkins time at Salford, they won the Rugby Football League Championship in 1932–33, 1936–37, and 1938–39, the Challenge Cup in 1937–38, the Lancashire Cup in 1931–32, 1934–35, 1935–36, and 1936–37, and the Lancashire League in 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1936–37, and 1938–39.

Emlyn Jenkins made his Wigan début in the 19-3 victory over Newcastle (away) on Saturday 12 March 1938, he scored his first Wigan try in the 16-13 victory over Leeds at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 19 March 1938, he scored his last Wigan try in the 12-8 victory over Swinton in Round-1 of the Lancashire Cup at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 10 September 1938, he played his last Wigan match in the 19-0 victory over Leigh at Mather Lane, Leigh on Saturday 8 October 1938.

Emlyn Jenkins played for St. Helens as a guest from Salford during the Wartime Emergency Leagues, and played Fullback in St. Helens' 45-38 victory over The Rugby League Players' Union in the Testimonial match for St. Helens Wing Albert 'Sonny' Doyle [1] at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Monday 30 April 1951.

Rugby Football League Championship final appearances[edit]

Emlyn Jenkins played Stand-off/Five-eighth in Salford's 3–15 defeat by Wigan in the 1933–34 Rugby Football League Championship final at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 28 April 1934.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fields of praise : the official history of the Welsh Rugby Union, 1881–1981, David "Dai" Smith, Gareth Williams (1980) pg225 ISBN 0-7083-0766-3
  2. ^ Davies, D.E. (1975). Cardiff Rugby Club, History and Statistics 1876–1975. Risca: The Starling Press. p. 89. ISBN 0-9504421-0-0. 
  3. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  4. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "The story of The Original Red Devils". reds.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "1933–1934 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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