Old Monmothian creates Bristol Rugby history

November 8, 2022

Joe Jenkins brushes past England internationals Elliot Daly and Max Malins. Photograph: JMPUK

An Old Monmothian has become the youngest rugby player in history to start for Bristol Bears in a Premiership fixture.
Joe Jenkins, aged 19, played at centre for Bristol against Saracens in the top-tier of English rugby at Ashton Gate.
Joe wore the number 13 jersey and played for 70 minutes in Bristol’s 25-10 home defeat.
Joe was last season’s 1st XV vice-captain at Monmouth School for Boys.
Joe, who cut his rugby teeth with Hereford RFC at Wyeside, made his debut for Bristol earlier this year in a pre-season game against the Dragons at Rodney Parade in Newport.
He then followed this up with a fine performance for Bears in the Premiership Cup against Exeter Chiefs.
Mr Paul Morris, Master in Charge of Rugby Coaching at Monmouth School for Boys, said: “It was fantastic for Joe to make his first start for Bristol in the Premiership.
“To make things even more special, Joe created club history in the process.
“The biggest compliment I could pay Joe is that he looks very much at home in this top-class environment.
“He is an outstanding ambassador for rugby at Monmouth School for Boys and we all wish him continued success in the sport he loves.”