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Alun Jones set for new record in Scotland -Wales six Nations clash

Wales and Scotland have named the squads that will be in action on Saturday at Parc Y Scarlets in the Six Nations finale at 5:15 PM EAT.

Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones will become rugby’s most capped international player when he makes his 149th test appearance (140th for Wales plus 9 British & Irish Lions caps).  Shane Lewis-Hughes will make his debut on the left flank.

Scotland, on the other hand, have welcomed Stuart Hogg to the starting line-up to captain the side having won the European and Premiership double with his club Exeter Chiefs in the last two weekends. He will play at fullback while Darcy Graham and Blair Kinghorn will be on the wings.

Finn Russell is at fly-half with Ali Price being the scrum-half. James Lang and Chris Harris continue with their centre partnership after playing together against Georgia. Jonny Gray and Scott Cummings are locks while Rory Sutherland, Zander Fagerson and Fraser Brown are in the front row.

Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson and Blade Thomson form the back row partnership.

Scotland: 15. Stuart Hogg CAPTAIN (Exeter Chiefs) – 76 caps 14. Darcy Graham (Edinburgh) – 12 caps 13. Chris Harris (Gloucester) – 19 caps 12. James Lang (Harlequins) – 3 caps 11. Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh) – 22 caps 10. Finn Russell (Racing 92) – 50 caps 9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 33 caps 1. Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh) – 8 caps 2. Fraser Brown VICE CAPTAIN (Glasgow Warriors) – 51 caps 3. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 30 caps 4. Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors) – 13 caps 5. Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs) – 57 caps 6. Jamie Ritchie VICE CAPTAIN (Edinburgh) – 19 caps 7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh) – 33 caps 8. Blade Thomson (Scarlets) – 5 caps

Replacements: 16. Stuart McInally (Edinburgh) – 38 caps 17. Oli Kebble (Glasgow Warriors) – 1 cap 18. Simon Berghan (Edinburgh) – 26 caps 19. Ben Toolis (Edinburgh) – 26 caps 20. Cornell du Preez (Worcester Warriors) – 8 caps 21. Scott Steele (Harlequins) – Uncapped 22. Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors) – 21 caps 23. Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh) – 1 cap

Wales squad:15. Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets) (90 Caps) 14. Liam Williams (Scarlets) (63 Caps) 13. Jonathan Davies (Scarlets) (82 Caps) 12. Owen Watkin (Ospreys) (22 Caps) 11. Josh Adams (Cardiff Blues) (25 Caps) 10. Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints) (84 Caps) 9. Gareth Davies (Scarlets) (54 Caps) 1. Rhys Carre (Cardiff Blues (9 Caps) 2. Ryan Elias (Scarlets) (14 Caps) 3. Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs) (48 Caps) 4. Will Rowlands (Wasps) (1 Cap) 5. Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys) (139 Caps) (CAPT) 6. Shane Lewis-Hughes (Cardiff Blues) (*Uncapped) 7. Justin Tipuric (Ospreys) (77 Caps) 8. Taulupe Faletau (Bath) (77 Caps)

REPLACEMENTS: 16. Sam Parry (Ospreys) (1 Cap) 17. Wyn Jones (Scarlets) (25 Caps) 18. Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues) (27 Caps) 19. Cory Hill (Cardiff Blues) (26 Caps) 20. James Davies (Scarlets) (8 Caps) 21. Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues) (28 Caps) 22. Rhys Patchell (Scarlets) (20 Caps) 23. Nick Tompkins (Dragons) (5 Caps)

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