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Richie McCaw's Test cap record is about to be equalled

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Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will equal the world record held by New Zealand’s Richie McCaw for most rugby union Test match appearances when he plays in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash against Scotland.


Jones is set to match McCaw’s mark of 148 games, with his 139th Wales appearance following nine Tests for the British and Irish Lions.

Alun Wyn is one of the most iconic figures in the game, he is our leader and I’m delighted for him as he continues to set the bar across the game,” said Wales head coach Wayne Pivac.

Jones will line-up alongside Cory Hill in the second-row, who makes his first start for Wales since February 2019.

Here, the PA news agency crunches the numbers behind Jones’ international career.

138 – the number of Wales caps Jones has won.

9 – the number of British and Irish Lions Tests Jones has played in.


57 – Jones’ record number of Six Nations appearances for Wales.

14 – the number of years since Jones made his Wales debut against Argentina.

21 – the number of World Cup games Jones has played in.

3 – the number of Lions tours Jones has been part of.


34 – Jones’ age.

4 – the number of Six Nations titles Jones has helped Wales win.

2 – the number of World Cup semi-finals Jones has played in.

12 – the number of times Jones has played for Wales against Scotland.

WATCH: Wales coach Wayne Pivac and captain Alun Wyn Jones speak at a press conference following the team’s Guinness Six Nations match against England.

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Richie McCaw's Test cap record is about to be equalled