ABERGAVENNY RFC have signed Wales and British Lions Legend, Neil Jenkins - but only for one day. The club has lined up two special events, including a lunch and afternoon with Jenkins.
And before the Sunday, October 3, event, their Bailey Park ground will host a Wales-England schoolboys clash this Friday evening between two of the region’s best junior outfits - Welsh side Llandovery College and Clifton College from across the Severn Bridge.Announcing the lunch with Wales’ leading points scorer, the club posted: "We are pleased to announce an afternoon with Wales and British Lions Legend, Neil Jenkins MBE, when Neil will be sharing stories from his incredible career."Tickets are £35, with lunch and and a glass of wine included.Jenkins, who is part of the Wales coaching set up and toured with the Lions for the sixth time out in South Africa this summer, won 91 caps with Wales and the Lions.He was the first player to score 1,000 points in international matches, is the third highest Test point scorer of all time, and played fly-half, centre, or full back for Pontypridd, Cardiff and Celtic Warriors at club and regional level.The club also posted: "Next Friday evening (September 17), Abergavenny Rugby Club and Bailey Park play host to a match between Llandovery College and Clifton College."With Llandovery College coached by our own Nathan Thomas and Clifton College being coached by former England and Lions star Danny Grewcock, this should prove to be a fascinating encounter."Kick-off 7.15pm, and the bar will be open and BT Sports will be on showing the opening match of the Gallagher Premiership 2021/22 season between Bristol Bears and Saracens."All welcome and we look forward to seeing you there."The 2nd XV Quins launched their league season with a hard-fought 15-12 home win over Pill Harriers RFC on Saturday.There was no game for the 1st XV, but they are back in action at home to Blackwood in the next round of the WRU Plate Competition this Saturday (September 18), kick-off 2.30pm.Local rivals Brynmawr are at home to Blaenavon in another derby in the same group the same afternoon.Crickhowell were due to host Llandrindod Wells at home on Saturday, but posted: "Once again, our game has been cancelled due to Covid."Llandod have reluctantly had to postpone. One day we might get a game. Next week we’re hoping to welcome Ferndale to Parc Broyd for the first time. Fingers crossed!"Elsewhere, Blaenavon-based Forgeside RFC host Abersychan Alexanders in a group Shield match on Saturday, while Usk host Trinant in the Bowl.To book tickets for the Neil Jenkins event, contact Richard Dixon on 07832 955565