Wales lock becomes Internet sensation after bizarre antics against South Africa
The rugby world learned yesterday that the best way for an under-20s player to get noticed is not by doing anything during play, but actually what they do during a break in play.
Wales under-20 lock Dafydd Jenkins became a viral Internet star last night for his antics against the Junior Boks in Treviso in the Six Nations U20 Summer Series.
The Exeter Chiefs forward brazenly walked into a South African huddle and picked up a water bottle before his opponents quickly ushered him out of their huddle. As far as confidence goes, you don’t get much more than the 6ft 7in lock’s.
This was all on the way to South Africa securing a 47-27 win and therefore clinching the Summer Series as the only unbeaten side in the competition.
Here are some of the comments online:
“Shades of Boobyer going into the Wasps huddle when they played the Scarlets and Dallaglio screaming “Get the f**k outta here!” To which Boobyer replied “what you going to do about it? Phone the police?” Genius.”
“Smart kid. His team is being outplayed, trying to disrupt focus of opposition.”
“The way those boys are playing? I’d want to join too.”
“He’s heard people say that the Saffer boys are big cos they put something in the water in SA. He just wanted to check that out…”
Take a look:
Can honestly say I’ve never seen this before. A Welsh player walked over to the Jnr Boks camp during the water break to help himself to their water. 😂 pic.twitter.com/7VJCudWLKe
— Derek Alberts (@derekalberts1) July 12, 2022
Junior Boks captain Sacha Mngomezulu said after the match: “The boys worked extremely hard, and they deserve this.
“Credit must also go to the coaches who made us work hard and put in such a good effort for us to be ready.
“It’s an amazing feeling standing here unbeaten after four games. Not too long ago, we didn’t even play rugby, so credit to World Rugby and the Six Nations for staging this excellent tournament. They allowed the boys to create life-long memories.”