Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will equal the world record for test appearances in Cardiff on Saturday as he draws level with Richie McCaw on 148 appearances.
Jones will make his 139th appearance after being named in the Wales team to play Scotland and with his nine international British & Irish Lions caps he will make his 148th test appearance.
“Saturday is a great opportunity for us to wrap up the campaign with a big performance at home in Cardiff,” said Wales head coach Wayne Pivac.
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“We want to finish with the performance we know we can deliver and we have been working hard to get there.
“Alun Wyn is one of the most iconic figures in the game, he is our leader and I’m delighted for him as he continues to set the bar across the game.”
Ryan Elias, Rhys Carré and Leon Brown provide the front-row replacements with Will Rowlands and Taulupe Faletau completing the forward contingent. Gareth Davies, Jarrod Evans and Johnny McNicholl provide the backline cover.
WALES TEAM TO PLAY SCOTLAND
15. Leigh Halfpenny (89 Caps)
14. George North (95 Caps)
13. Nick Tompkins (4 Caps)
12. Hadleigh Parkes (29 Caps)
11. Liam Williams (63 Caps)
10. Dan Biggar (83 Caps)
9. Rhys Webb (33 Caps)
1. Wyn Jones (25 Caps)
2. Ken Owens (66 Caps)
3. WillGriff John (*Uncapped)
4. Cory Hill (25 Caps)
5. Alun Wyn Jones (C) (138 Caps)
6. Ross Moriarty (45 Caps)
7. Justin Tipuric (76 Caps)
8. Josh Navidi (24 Caps)
16. Ryan Elias (13 Caps)
17. Rhys Carre (8 Caps)
18. Leon Brown (10 Caps)
19. Will Rowlands (1 Cap)
20. Taulupe Faletau (76 Caps)
21. Gareth Davies (53 Caps)
22. Jarrod Evans (6 Caps)
23. Johnny McNicholl (4 Caps)
5 huge transfers that could still happen ahead of 2020/21 season
As transfers continue to be completed ahead of the 2020/21 Premiership season, there are a number of moves still on the agenda…
1. Sergio Parisse (London Irish)
The Italy legend could continue his professional career in 2020/21 after London Irish offered him a lucrative one-year contract, according to RUCK sources.
With survival confirmed following Saracens relegation, London Irish have been on hunt for a marquee signing ahead of their move to Brentford FC’s new Community Stadium. It’s projected to have a capacity of 17,250.
This move could definitely still happen.