After the recent devastating 54:16 defeat of the Wales national team by New Zealand, the management decided to replace some of the players. Ellis Jenkins is the sixth new player ahead of the upcoming match against South Africa. Sadly, many teammates got unpleasant injuries after playing with New Zealand.
Earlier flanker “Cardiff” has already taken part in the games of the national team, but in the last three years, there was no place for him due to a serious knee injury. It is noteworthy that the athlete received this very injury in 2018, in the last minutes of the Wales-South Africa match. Then he made a great contribution to the victory and the leadership of the national team hopes for a similar result.
Pivak hopes that this symbolism will inspire the young athlete and that the pleasure of the game will allow Jenkins to take it to the next level and let go of his injury.
The coaching staff appreciated the player’s prudence because he spent 26 months on the sidelines and returned only when he realized that he could offer his help. So, this should be a significant confrontation between the two strongest teams.
Source: BBC Sport