Six Nations

Wales legend Jenkins rules out retirement

Gethin Jenkins has no intention of ending his Wales career after losing his place in Warren Gatland's side.

The Cardiff Blues prop has amassed a record 121 caps his for his country, but was left out of the starting line-up for the Six Nations draw with Ireland and the victory over Scotland as Rob Evans got the nod.

Gatland this month revealed that an "exit strategy" for the loosehead has been discussed, but the 35-year-old said he is not finished yet at international level.

"You never like losing your jersey," said Jenkins. "There wasn't any discontent, but you've still lost your jersey.

"After a day or two you have to get over it and get behind the guy who is in the shirt.

"But it still hasn't stopped my driving hunger to be in that loosehead shirt. Even if I am on the bench if I feel I've still got something to offer.

"I'm as hungry as ever to pull that Welsh jersey on. I've been playing a lot of rugby over the Christmas period and I'm still enjoying it.

"I'm looking forward to next week [when Wales face France], and I'll hopefully continue to put Rob under pressure."