16.09.20 - Alun Wyn Jones wearing the new Macron Wales home jersey. Photo Courtesy/Wales

Alun Jones to equal world record Test appearances in Wales-France clash


Wales Head Coach Wayne Pivac has named his team for their Autumn campaign in Paris against France on Saturday.

Skipper Alun Wyn Jones will equal a world record of test appearances when he makes his 148th international appearance with nine British & Irish Lions test caps included. He will be equaling a record held by Richie McCaw.

Jones will partner with Cory Hill in the second row. Rhys Carre, Ryan Elias and Samson Lee are the front-rowers. Aaron Wainwright, Justin Tipuric and Taulupe Faletau complete the forward’s list.

The backline has Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar, Josh Adams, Nick Tompkins, Jonathan Davies, George North and Leigh Halfpenny.

Hosts France have also revealed their squad.

Wales squad: 1. Rhys Carre (Cardiff Blues, 8 Caps), 2. Ryan Elias (Scarlets, 13 Caps), 3. Samson Lee (Scarlets, 41 Caps), 4. Cory Hill (Cardiff Blues, 25 Caps), 5. Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, 138 Caps) (CAPT), 6. Aaron Wainwright (Dragons, 21 Caps), 7. Justin Tipuric (Ospreys, 76 Caps), 8. Taulupe Faletau (Bath, 76 Caps), 9. Rhys Webb (Ospreys, 33 Caps), 10. Dan Biggar (Northampton, 83 Caps), 11. Josh Adams (Cardiff Blues, 24 Caps), 12. Nick Tompkins (Dragons, 4 Caps), 13. Jonathan Davies (Scarlets, 81 Caps), 14. George North (Ospreys, 95 Caps), 15. Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets, 89 Caps)

Replacements: Sam Parry (Ospreys, Uncapped), Nicky Smith (Ospreys, 35 Caps), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues, 26 Caps), Seb Davies (Cardiff Blues, 7 Caps), James Davies (Scarlets, 8 Caps), Gareth Davies (Scarlets, 53 Caps), Rhys Patchell (Scarlets, 19 Caps), Louis Rees-Zammit (Gloucester, Uncapped).


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