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Neath RFC

Neath winger Alec Jenkins (pictured below – centre) has been ruled out of Sunday’s play-off against Cross Keys at The Gnoll (2.30pm).

The former Wales Under-20 star broke his leg in a freak accident at work on Monday and now faces a lengthy lay-off which will include him missing out on an end-of-season Crawshay’s Welsh tour to Portugal.

It is a big blow for the popular winger who, after an injury-plagued couple of seasons, was back to somewhere near his best in recent weeks and was looking forward to making an impact in the play-offs.

Neath captain Jordan Collier said, “It is a blow to lose a player like Alec at this key stage of the season as he has been a vital cog in our revival. The team’s best wishes go to Alec and we are fortunate that we have good cover in Geraint Llewellyn and Kris Corbisiero. I know the team will go that extra yard for Alec on Sunday.”