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Alun Wyn Jones OUT of Springbok Test after cruel injury

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Oct 30, 2021

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones saw his record-breaking appearance end just 19 minutes into a Test against New Zealand at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday.

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Alun Wyn Jones, by playing in his 149th Test for Wales, surpassed retired New Zealand captain Richie McCaw’s previous world record of most Test appearances for one country.

But the veteran lock appeared to suffer a left shoulder or arm injury tackling New Zealand fullback Jordie Barrett and was replaced by Will Rowlands, with the visitors 10-3 ahead.

The All Blacks would go on to win the match 54-16.

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It was the same arm that Jones injured just eight minutes into the British & Irish Lions warm-up Test against Japan at Murrayfield in June.

However, on that occasion he recovered after just 18 days to lead the combined side during their 2-1 series loss in South Africa.

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Wales continue their end of year series against the world champions Springboks next Saturday, 6 November with Alun Wyn Jones a highly doubtful starter.

World Rugby were quick to wish the veteran second-rower a speedy recovery.

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A special day cut short

Speedy recovery, @AlunWynJones #AutumnNationsSeries pic.twitter.com/jqYxbPRVTS

— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) October 30, 2021

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