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Gethin Jenkins, Wales’ most-capped player, has retired. The 38-year-old played 129 times for Wales, five for the Lions and 195 for Cardiff Blues, and went out “on his own terms” against Zebre last month. Perth’s Optus Stadium has sold out for next year’s Australia v New Zealand double header on 10 August. The city’s first Bledisloe Cup tie will be preceded by a women’s Test between the Wallaroos and Black Ferns. Uruguay’s Rodrigo Capó Ortega, who turns 38 on 8 December, has broken the Top 14 appearances record. The Castres lock overtook Thibaut Privat when playing his 343rd match, against
Pau in November.