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Alun Wyn Jones Set To Break Record Against England On Sunday

Alun Wyn Jones is set to become Wales’ most-capped rugby player of all time on Sunday when he captains the Welsh side against England at Twickenham.

Jones will lead the side out on his 135th Test match (126 for Wales, nine for the British and Irish Lions) as Warren Gatland names an experienced line-up for their first Rugby World Cup warm-up match. Gethen Jenkins still holds the record for most capped appearances for the Wales national side with 129 Tests but it is thought to only be a matter of time before Jones surpasses him.

This Sunday marks the first of two back-to-back games with England and Gatland has named an unchanged backline from their Grand Slam clinching victory over Ireland back in March.

Alun Wyn Jones

Gareth Davies and Gareth Anscombe are retained in the half-back positions with Hadleigh Parkes and Jonathan Davies paired in midfield. The back three is made up of Liam Williams at full-back with Josh Adams and George North on the wing.

Nicky Smith, Ken Owens and Tomas Francis are named in the front-row with Adam Beard set to partner Jones in the second-row. Ross Moriarty is named at number eight where he will be flanked by Aaron Wainwright and Justin Tipuric.

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Wales: 15 Liam Williams, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Ross Moriarty, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Aaron Wainwright, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Adam Beard, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Nicky Smith

Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Dillon Lewis, 19 Jake Ball, 20 Aaron Shingler, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Dan Biggar, 23 Owen Watkin

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