Alun Wyn Jones is set to equal Richie McCaw’s world record of 148 Test caps after he was named in Wales’ starting lineup for Saturday’s match against Scotland in Cardiff.
There are three changes to both the Wales and Scotland run-on XVs for their final Six Nations game of the season.
Scrumhalf Rhys Webb, lock Cory Hill and uncapped tighthead prop Will-Griff John are elevated into the Wales team at the expense of Tomos Williams, Jake and Dillon Lewis, respectively.
Meanwhile, captain Jones will make his 139th appearance for Wales and with his nine international British & Irish Lions caps he will make his 148th overall Test appearance, level with All Black great McCaw.
Elsewhere, Scotland have brought in No 8 Magnus Bradbury, lock Sam Skinner and hooker Stuart McInally for this clash.
Wales – 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 George North, 13 Nick Tompkins, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Liam Williams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Josh Navidi, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Ross Moriarty, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Cory Hill, 3 Will-Griff John, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Wyn.
Subs: 16 Ryan Elias, 17 Rhys Carre, 18 Leon Brown, 19 Will Rowlands, 20 Taulupe Faletau, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Jarrod Evans, 23 Johnny McNicholl.
Scotland – 15 Stuart Hogg (c), 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Blair Kinghorn, 10 Adam Hastings, 9 Ali Price, 8 Magnus Bradbury, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Jamie Ritchie, 5 Grant Gilchrist, 4 Sam Skinner, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Rory Sutherland.
Subs: 16 Stuart McInally, 17 Allan Dell, 18 WP Nel, 19 Sam Skinner, 20 Magnus Bradbury, 21 George Horne, 22 Duncan Weir, 23 Kyle Steyn.
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