Wales’ most capped player has signed a new deal with Cardiff Blues that will keep him at the region for what will be his fourteenth campaign.
Gethin Jenkins could hang up his boots tomorrow and he would leave behind him a career well worth praising, all things considered.
As the Welsh national team’s most-capped player, Jenkins has represented his nation on 129 occasions and is the fourth most-capped player in rugby union history. Today, it emerged that he has agreed to sign a new deal with Cardiff Blues and as a result, will remain as their captain for another campaign.
193 appearances for the Welsh side saw him bring in 8 tries and with this development, fans will be delighted to see one of their talismans sign on and hopefully continue to play an integral role over the course of the coming year.
Speaking to Planet Rugby, Jenkins had this to say on his new contract extension:
“Moving away was never really an option for me so it is good to get it done and stay at the Arms Park. There is a great feeling a team spirit around the place at the moment and I really want to remain part of that.
“I’ve been pleased with my form since returning from a couple of injuries at the beginning of the season and feel I can continue to make a strong contribution on and off the pitch. I have had good conversations with John Mulvihill, who will succeed Danny Wilson in the summer, and I’m looking forward to next season.
“A continuing part of my role and responsibility here is to help develop some of the exciting front-row talent we have here, while competing for places. There is still plenty to play for this season and I am determined to finish the season on a high by qualifying for the European Champions Cup and going as far as we can in Challenge Cup.”
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena