Vivian Jenkins

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Vivian Jenkins
Date of birth 2 November 1911
Place of birth Port Talbot, Wales
Date of death 5 January 2004
Place of death Harpenden, England
Height 6 feet (1.8 m)
Weight 13.5 stone (86 kg)
School Llandovery College
University Jesus College, Oxford
Occupation(s) Journalist
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Full back
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
1930–32
?
Oxford University[1]
London Welsh
correct as of date of retirement.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1933–39
1938
Wales
Lions
14
1
(36)
(9)
correct as of 2004-01-05.

Vivian Gordon James Jenkins (2 November 1911 – 5 January 2004) was a Welsh rugby union player who, having taught Classics and Games at Dover College, went on to have a successful career as a sports journalist. He won 14 caps for Wales and 1 cap for the British and Irish Lions.[2] He also played first-class cricket with Glamorgan and Oxford University.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Only Blues matches included
  2. ^ Frost, David (15 January 2004). "Vivian Jenkins: Welsh rugby player who become a successful sports journalist". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 August 2007. 

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