Alun Wyn Jones’ career in pictures ahead of record-breaking appearance

Alun Wyn Jones will to become rugby union’s most-capped international when he leads Wales out against Scotland on Saturday.

The second-row forward will play in his 149th Test, one more than former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw.

Here, the PA news agency looks back at Jones’ career in pictures.

Alun Wyn Jones, left, is tackled by Richie McCaw
Jones, left, is tackled by McCaw in a test in 2006, the year of his international debut (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones powers through two Canada players to score his second international try
Jones powers through two Canada players to score his second international try (David Jones/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones sings the national anthem
Jones belts out the national anthem before the 2008 Six Nations clash with England at Twickenham (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones, right, meets the Prince of Wales
Jones, right, meets the Prince of Wales, left, in 2008 (Leon Neal/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones, left, gives Wales a team talk before a Six Nations game against Italy
Jones gives Wales a team talk before a Six Nations game against Italy (Rebecca Naden/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones in the sea during his first British and Irish Lions tour, to South Africa in 2009
Jones enjoys South Africa during his first British and Irish Lions tour in 2009 (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones celebrates the Lions' third-Test win over South Africa in 2009
Jones celebrates the Lions’ third-Test win against the Springboks. Nine of his caps have come for the Lions (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones breaks through the New Zealand defence
Jones breaks through the New Zealand defence in the 2009 autumn internationals (David Jones/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones scores against South Africa in 2010
Jones scores against South Africa in 2010 (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones gets to grips with England’s Dan Cole during the 2011 Six Nations
Jones, wearing number five, gets to grips with England’s Dan Cole during the 2011 Six Nations (David Jones/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones celebrates Wales' Six Nations Grand Slam win in 2012
Jones celebrates Wales’ Six Nations Grand Slam win in 2012 (David Davies/PA)
Sam Warburton, left, and Alun Wyn Jones lift the trophy after the British and Irish Lions' series win over Australia in 2013
Injury to Sam Warburton led to Jones captaining the Lions in their decisive third Test win over Australia in 2013, leaving the pair to lift the trophy together (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones, centre right, and his team meet Prime Minister David Cameron after the Lions' victorious 2013 tour
Jones, centre right, and his team meet Prime Minister David Cameron after the Lions’ victorious 2013 tour (Chris Harris/The Times/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones tackles Scotland’s Blair Cowan, right, and jars the ball loose
Jones tackles Scotland’s Blair Cowan, right, and jars the ball loose in the 2015 Six Nations (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones and Wales team-mate Gethin Jenkins, centre, meet Prince Harry, left
Jones and Wales team-mate Gethin Jenkins, centre, meet Prince Harry, left (Anthony Devlin/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones wins lineout ball against Argentina
Jones wins lineout ball against Argentina (Paul Harding/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones is tackled by New Zealand’s Sam Whitelock and Jerome Kaino
Jones is tackled by New Zealand’s Sam Whitelock and Jerome Kaino during the third test of the Lions’ 2017 series. Kaino was sin-binned for the tackle (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones leads Wales on to the field against South Africa in December 2017
Jones leads Wales on to the field against South Africa in December 2017 (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones lifts the Six Nations trophy during the 2019 Grand Slam winners celebration welcome at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay
Jones lifts the Six Nations trophy during the 2019 Grand Slam winners celebration welcome at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay. It was his third Grand Slam win, following 2008 and 2012 (Simon Galloway/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones takes the field against Australia in Tokyo at the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Jones takes the field against Australia in Tokyo at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, in the process becoming Wales’ most-capped player (David Davies/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones and his wife Dr Anwen Jones at the 2019 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards
Alongside his wife Dr Anwen Jones at the 2019 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards (Jane Barlow/PA)
Alun Wyn Jones during his 148th international appearance, for Wales against France
Jones matched McCaw’s cap record against France last week (Lewis Joly/AP)
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