Scarlet Fever Llanelli Rugby Sport Wales Tickets Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > RUGBY > SCARLETS GENERAL
  New Posts New Posts
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login


GJ and Lions - W Mail today

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
Taffscarlet View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran
Avatar

Joined: 15 August 2004
Location: Wales
Status: Offline
Points: 2160
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Taffscarlet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: GJ and Lions - W Mail today
    Posted: 18 August 2004 at 8:48am
Jenkins vows to give Scarlets lions' share of his attention

Aug 18 2004

Simon Thomas, The Western Mail

 

GARETH JENKINS insists he won't be distracted from his job with the Scarlets if he's appointed to the British Lions coaching team.

Jenkins is widely expected to be named next month as one of Sir Clive Woodward's six coaching assistants for next summer's tour of New Zealand.

That trip will culminate in a Test showdown with All Blacks boss Graham Henry, who was Lions coach three years ago in Australia.

In retrospect, it was felt by some that taking on the dual role of Wales and Lions coach had compromised Henry, who had to juggle both jobs during the first half of 2001 as he put plans in place for the journey Down Under.

The WRU moved to prevent any repeat this time around by barring national coach Mike Ruddock and his management team from being involved in next year's Lions tour.

But Jenkins - pipped for the Wales job by Ruddock - is adamant being part of Woodward's team wouldn't impair his focus on the Scarlets.

"It wouldn't be a distraction. Not at all," he said.

"It's a summer tour. The big work period is after January where you are going to be starting to look at identifying the players' form through the Six Nations.

"It's then that the focus will start and that isn't a heavy period for us because I think we have only got two Celtic League games in the Six Nations anyway."

Jenkins also points out that he has superb support on the coaching front at Stradey from Nigel Davies, Paul Moriarty and fitness coach Wayne Proctor.

"The coaching group here has grown," he said. "Nigel is growing year by year and developing into a real quality coach.

"I think if the Lions were to happen for me it would give the opportunity for Nigel to grow himself and grow his responsibility in our structure.

"So I think it would be a benefit, not a negative."

Jenkins then reiterated that his own focus would remain firmly on Stradey through the course of the coming campaign.

And it's a season he's clearly excited about as the Scarlets look to defend their Celtic League title and go further than the quarter-final stage of Europe which they been eliminated at in the last two years.

"I wouldn't want to be in coaching if I wasn't able to be come excited by it," said Jenkins.

"I am very positive about the summer we have had. It has been planned and we've delivered the plan.

"We wanted to get into a six-day week pre-season training programme and we've trained up to twice and sometimes three times a day during that period.

"I think Wayne Proctor has done a magnificent job. We are leaner, faster, quicker and stronger than we have ever been and that's exactly what we wanted to achieve.

"That doesn't mean we are going to be a better team, but what it does mean is we are better prepared condition-wise than we've ever been before.

"It's up to us technical coaches to move that dynamic into our game and see if that can result in us performing better."

The Scarlets have moved to strengthen their squad for the challenges ahead by signing Wales A international Andy Powell.

Former Newport No 8 Powell, 23, who had spells with Beziers and Leicester last season, has been training at Stradey over the summer.

He will join a formidable back-row unit that includes internationals Scott Quinnell, Simon Easterby, Dafydd Jones, David Hodges and Gavin Thomas.

Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
Beefs army View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 05 August 2004
Status: Offline
Points: 4345
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Beefs army Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2004 at 8:52am

"GARETH JENKINS insists he won't be distracted from his job with the Scarlets if he's appointed to the British Lions coaching team."

 

Why are there any doubts - GJ is a professional in his job and we wouldn't expect anything less.

Bill Shankly: "If you can't support us when we lose or draw, don't support us when we win."
Back to Top
Jerry Dammers View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 04 August 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 3079
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jerry Dammers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2004 at 10:41am
If (when) he goes,it will be yet another honour for the town, another Llanelli product at the peak of British rugby. Yes, i did use the word llanelli. If anyone else from the side goes it will be another celebration for the Scarlets.Am i making sense?  
Back to Top
Beefs army View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 05 August 2004
Status: Offline
Points: 4345
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Beefs army Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2004 at 10:42am

total sense there

 

 

Bill Shankly: "If you can't support us when we lose or draw, don't support us when we win."
Back to Top
Guests View Drop Down
Guest Group
Guest Group
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2004 at 8:01pm
agree there beef, GJ is going to do us proud out in NZ and will do the scarlets job well until then
Back to Top
Pan handle View Drop Down
Veteran
Veteran
Avatar
"These gloves are sh*t, man."

Joined: 15 August 2004
Location: Wales
Status: Offline
Points: 2348
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pan handle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2004 at 8:03pm
And lets not forget the part Nigel Davies plays along side GJ with the scarlets,
Back to Top
Beefs army View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 05 August 2004
Status: Offline
Points: 4345
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Beefs army Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 August 2004 at 10:00am

Nigel does a good job

 

GJ will always do us proud and a good job whether at the scarlets or with the lions

 

Nigel will continue to do well along side GJ at same time picking up on experience of GJ which really good for Nigel

Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.03
Copyright ©2001-2019 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.156 seconds.