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Alun Wyn Jones will become Wales’s most capped player when he captains his country against England in their Rugby World Cup warm-up match
Captain Alun Wyn Jones will become Wales’s most capped player of all time when he leads out his side for the World Cup warm-up match with England at Twickenham on Sunday.
The 33-year-old — last season’s Six Nations player of the tournament after captaining the Welsh to the Grand Slam — will be appearing in his 135th Test match.
The second-row forward’s tally, including 126 Tests for Wales and nine for the British and Irish Lions, is one more than prop Gethin Jenkins, who accrued 129 for his country and five for the Lions.
Wales coach Warren Gatland paid a handsome tribute to Jones.
“He’s a player that led incredibly well by example and his attitude during the Six Nations,” said Gatland.
“The bigger the occasion, the bigger the challenge, the more he s
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