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Jenkins excited to face Toulon

31st July 2013 16:35

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Gethin Jenkins

Looking ahead: Gethin Jenkins

Cardiff Blues prop Gethin Jenkins is relishing the prospect of facing his former side Toulon in this season's Heineken Cup.

Jenkins endured a frustrating time at Toulon last season but left the club with a Heineken Cup winners medal after the victory over Clermont in Dublin.

Now having returned to the club where he spent eight seasons before moving to France, Jenkins will take on Toulon in the Heineken Cup group stage with the end goal of sealing back-to-back Heineken Cup titles with two different sides, with the final also being held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

"It's fantastic that the Heineken and Amlin Cup finals are being held in Cardiff as they always generate such a great atmosphere," said Jenkins to WalesOnline.

"We've been drawn in a tough group with Exeter, Glasgow and my old club Toulon.

"I know all the French boys will be looking forward to coming over here. It will also be great to go back to France.

"There's a great atmosphere there, fantastic support and we all know what a great team they are, so it will be a tough challenge for us.

"We've got a tough group so we need to put in some big performances.

"Life out in Toulon was quiet. I settled in quite well out there.

"The rugby was tough, very different to what I'm used to in Wales, and obviously coming back to play international matches was difficult due to the style of play in France.

"However, I really enjoyed living there and I'm glad I did it."

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