Alun Wyn Jones Wyn Jones set for new record – Aussies recall veterans

Alun Wyn Jones Wyn Jones set for new record – Aussies recall veterans

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Alun Wyn Jones will become Wales’ most-capped player when he leads his country against World Cup rivals Australia on Sunday.

The Wales skipper wins his 130th cap, breaking the previous record held by prop Gethin Jenkins.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named an unchanged team for the Pool D showdown in Tokyo, retaining the side that started a 43-14 victory over Georgia four days ago.

There is one switch among the replacements, with Ospreys centre Owen Watkin taking over from Leigh Halfpenny.

Centre Hadleigh Parkes and hooker Ken Owens, who both suffered knocks during the Georgia game, are among a starting XV featuring nine survivors from Wales’ narrow win against Australia last November.

There are also further opportunities for prop Wyn Jones and flanker Aaron Wainwright after they made their World Cup debuts in the Georgia game.

And flanker Aaron Shingler will again provide second-row bench cover for start

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