Alun Wyn Jones to break Test cap record against Scotland

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Dafydd Jones October 29, 2020

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Alun Wyn Jones will become rugby’s most capped player when he leads out Wales in the Six Nations clash against Scotland on Saturday.

Jones, 35, earns his 140th Wales cap, along with featuring 9 times for the British and Irish Lions to beat Richie McCaw’s record of 148 Test appearances.

During his glittering international career, the lock is part of a small group of Wales players to have won three Grand Slams, including Gerald Davies, Gareth Edwards, JPR Williams, Ryan Jones, Adam Jones and Gethin Jenkins.

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has named six changes from the side that succumbed to a 38-21 defeat at the hands of France.

Cardiff Blues flanker Shane Lewis-Hughes makes his international debut, while Liam Williams returns to the starting XV, replacing George North.

Tomas Francis, Will Rowlands, Gareth Davies and Owen Watkin are included, while Cory Hill and Nick Tompkins drop to the bench.

Wales XV to face Scotland:

Rhys Carre, Ryan Elias, Tomas Francis, Will Rowlands, Alun Wyn Jones ©, Shane Lewis-Hughes, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau, Gareth Davies, Dan Biggar, Josh Adams, Owen Watkin, Jonathan Davies, Liam Williams, Leigh Halfpenny

Replacements:

Sam Parry, Wyn Jones, Dillon Lewis, Cory Hill, James Davies, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Patchell, Nick Tompkins

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