Vivian Jenkins

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Vivian Jenkins
Full name Vivian Gordon James 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 ft (1.83 m)
Weight 13 st 7 lb (86 kg)
School Llandovery College
University Jesus College, Oxford
Occupation(s) Journalist
Rugby union career
Position(s) Full-back
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Oxford University[1]
London Welsh
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
British Lions

Vivian Gordon James "Viv" 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.


  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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