Twitter reacts as Gethin Jenkins announces impending retirement from Rugby

Twitter reacts as Gethin Jenkins announces impending retirement from Rugby

Twitter reacts as Gethin Jenkins announces impending retirement from Rugby

Welsh rugby fans will say goodbye to a legend of the game this weekend, after Gethin Jenkins announced he will be retiring from the sport.

The 37-year-old is set to play Sunday’s home Pro14 match for Cardiff Blues against Zebre, but has revealed this week that it will be his last as he is set to call time on his career due to a persistent knee problem.

Jenkins, who earned a record 129 caps for Wales and appeared five times for the British and Irish Lions, said: “The pain I have been experiencing from rugby, in my daily life, simply isn’t tolerable.

“But it’s important to me that after all the work I have put in, I run out with my team one last time and finish on my own terms.

“I have been working hard rehabbing over the last three months and I was confident I was going to be back playing, so it’s disappointing to be retiring after Sunday’s game against Zebre.

“It’s obviously a big decision but I’ve had a good innings, it’s time to finish and I’m looking forward to one more run out on the weekend and hopefully finishing on a high.”

Twitter has since had its say on Jenkins’ historic career, with a wide number of fans and pundits alike taking to social media to pay tribute to the prop.