FORMER Newport captain Leighton Jenkins has died at the age of 88.

Jenkins made 114 appearances for the Black and Ambers and was captain when Australia were beaten at Rodney Parade in 1957, scoring a try in the 11-0 win.

He joined Newport in 1952/3 and won the Arthur Boucher Trophy for most promising player.

Jenkins, who qualified as a teacher from Caerleon College before joining the RAF, earned five caps for Wales.

He faced Ireland at Lansdowne Road in 1954 and two years later faced England, the Irish, Scotland and France as Wales won the Five Nations.

South Wales Argus:

Winger Elliot Frewen was named as Newport’s player of the season by his teammates.

The speedster, who will be returning for a tenth campaign at Rodney Parade, scored five tries in 15 appearances before the Welsh Rugby Union cancelled the season because of coronavirus.

Frewen won the award voted for by his peers while forward Andrew Mann landed the honour from the coaching team.

The 30-year-old, who has also re-signed for the Black and Ambers, was an ever-present at either lock or blindside in all 16 fixtures.

Try of the season went to livewire back Jonny Morris for finishing off a superb move that started in the Newport 22 in their clash with Pontypridd at Rodney Parade, Harry Griffiths and Luke Crane providing the assists.

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