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Minute's silence to Hefin Jenkins ahead of Scarlets' match

By SWEPnino  |  Posted: January 24, 2014

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Hefin Jenkins, a member of the Llanelli side which famously beat the New Zealand in 1972, has died.

He played more than 400 games for the Scarlets, and served as the club’s chairman during the early 1990s,

and still sat on the club’s current board of directors.

Scarlets chief executive Mark Davies said: “We would like to express our deepest condolences to Hefin's wife Valerie and their extended family at this very difficult time.

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“The news has come as a shock to us all here at Parc y Scarlets today.

“Hefin was a well respected man, a Scarlet to the core and a true gentleman.”

Mr Jenkins was born in Burry Port on March 4 1950 and made his debut for Llanelli against Swansea on April 1 1969.

He played his last game for his beloved club against Kidwelly on April 30 1980.

He had started his rugby career at Llanelli Grammar Schools and went on to play for Wales B as well as being capped for the Barbarians.

He leaves wife Valerie, younger brother Iwan and family.

The Scarlets will pay their respects to Mr Jenkins at this evening's game against Gloucester Rugby with a minute's silence pre-match.

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