Joe marks European rugby debut with fine try in France

December 12, 2022

Old Monmothian, Joe Jenkins, powers past England internationals Elliot Daly and Max Malins in Bristol’s recent Premiership clash against Saracens. Photograph: JMPUK

An Old Monmothian has marked his European rugby debut with a superb try – and an impressive win.
Joe Jenkins scored a first-half try as Bristol recorded a 19-5 win at Perpignan, a Top14 side in France, in the European Challenge Cup.
Earlier in the season, Joe became the youngest rugby player in history to start for Bristol Bears in a Premiership fixture.
Joe, aged 19, was last season’s 1st XV vice-captain at Monmouth School for Boys.
Joe cut his rugby teeth with Hereford RFC at Wyeside and made his first-team debut for Bristol earlier this year in a pre-season game against the Dragons at Rodney Parade in Newport.
Mr Paul Morris, Master in Charge of Rugby Coaching at Monmouth School for Boys, said: “Joe is outstanding ambassador for rugby at Monmouth School for Boys, has worked so hard and looks at home in this top-class environment for Bristol.”