LAST STOPS 8 9 10 Wales Aus­tralia Uruguay

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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.

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