|Date of birth||17 November 1980|
Gethin Jenkins has a reputation as one of the best loosehead props in the game. Although a strong scrummager, it is Jenkins' work-rate which has really caught the attention. He has been a cornerstone of the Cardiff Blues pack in recent seasons and this form has translated onto the international stage. He made his debut for Wales in 2002 against Romania, and his performances for Wales have been rewarded twice with call-ups to the British and Irish Lions test sides in 2005 and 2009. Jenkins has featured at two World Cups, in 2003 and 2007.