Dafydd Jenkins

About Dafydd
DOB 05/12/2002
Born Bridgend
Height 6ft 6ins / 1.99m
Weight 17st 7lbs / 113kg

Position Lock
Total Appearances 10
Total Tries
Total Points
Honours Wales Under-20s

Rugby is in the Jenkins family DNA, Dafydd's father, Hywel, was back-row forward with Swansea and Neath, while both of his grandfathers also played.

These days, though, the young lock is making his own name within the game having joined the Chiefs officially during the summer of 2021.

A product of Porthcawl Comprehensive School, who did his A-levels at Hartpury College, he is combining life with the Chiefs with that of being a student at the University of Exeter, where he is studying Sports Science.

Standing at 6ft 7in and tipping the scales at close to 18 stone, the Welshman certainly has all the physical attributes. It is, however, his on-field understanding of the game which makes his stand out even further.

He made his Chiefs debut during the 2021/22 season in the Premiership Rugby Cup against Bristol Bears and within weeks was then featuring for the Devon club in both the Heineken Champions Cup and Gallagher Premiership.

He is one of a glut of young Welsh youngsters currently plying their trade at Sandy Park, teaming up with the likes of Ollie Burrows, Christ Tshiunza and Dan John, all of whom he has played with in the Welsh Under-20s set-up.

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