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Sunday, July 18, 1999 Published at 14:12 GMT 15:12 UK

Sport: Rugby Union

Jenkins set for Cardiff move

Jenkins will form a club and country alliance with Rob Howley

Cardiff are ready to sign Wales fly-half Neil Jenkins for a record 200,000 from Pontypridd on Monday.

The deal will also see former Pontypridd player Lee Jarvis move back in the opposite direction.

Jenkins is set to sign a four-year deal worth between 400,000 and 500,000.

He will form an all-international half-back pairing with Welsh skipper Rob Howley.

Cardiff chairman Peter Thomas and club director Gareth Edwards are likely to unveil their record signing at a news conference at Cardiff Arms Park on Monday.

Pontypridd chief executive Cenydd Thomas confirmed: "We are close to a deal."

Jenkins has scored 2,943 points in 213 appearances for his home town club.

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