The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
It is hoped the operation will cure Jenkins’ reoccurring calf injuries and ensure his is fit for this year’s World Cup in New Zealand, due to start in September.
However, it will leave Gatland with a hole at the front of the pack and, with Jenkins regarded as one of the best props in the world, is unlikely to fill it easily.
The former Wasps coach is likely to turn to Ospreys’ Paul James for the opening match against England at the Millenium Stadium on February 4.