26 Sep 2011

Old hands will get a run for Wales in New Plymouth

12:05 pm on 26 September 2011

First five Stephen Jones will win a record 101st cap for Wales in tonights Rugby World Cup match against Namibia after being included in the starting line-up for the Pool D encounter in New Plymouth.

Jones, who has recovered from a calf injury, will make his debut at his fourth World Cup and move ahead of Gareth Thomas as his country's most-capped player.

Former Wales skipper Ryan Jones has also recovered from a calf problem and comes into the team at blindside flanker for his first taste of cup action after missing the 2007 tournament through injury.

Prop Gethin Jenkins will make his 78th appearance for Wales against the Namibians in a side that features 11 changes from the team that beat Samoa 17-10 last week.