Sport Wales v Scotland: Hosts name team and confirm a rugby world record will be broken

16:10  29 october  2020
16:10  29 october  2020 Source:   scotsman.com

Transgender women will still be allowed to play domestic rugby

  Transgender women will still be allowed to play domestic rugby England's Rugby Football Union decided 'further scientific evidence' was needed before rules about transgender players - adopted by World Rugby last week - could be taken on. In February, World Rugby launched a review into whether transgender women should be allowed to play on women's rugby teams due to concerns about increased risks of injury, which they say comes from independent research.A report said there could be 'at least a 20-30 per cent risk' of injury when a female player is tackled by a player who has gone through male puberty, as reported by the BBC.

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will become the most capped international in rugby union history against Scotland in Llanelli on Saturday.

Alun Wyn Jones standing in front of a crowd © Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones.

The lock forward has been selected to make his 149th international appearance.

It will be his 140th game for Wales and he has also won nine caps for the British & Irish Lions.

Jones captains a side showing six changes from that beaten by France in a Paris friendly last weekend.

Cardiff Blues flanker Shane Lewis-Hughes makes his debut, with Will Rowlands and Tomas Francis also coming into the pack.

Gareth Davies replaces Rhys Webb at scrum-half, Owen Watkin comes into the centre and Liam Williams returns in the back three at the expense of George North.

Wales could go into lockdown from FRIDAY

  Wales could go into lockdown from FRIDAY The details of the plan were contained in a letter from John Pockett, a regional director of the Confederation of Passenger Transport, to its members in Wales, which was posted on Twitter. In the letter, dated October 16, John Pockett writes: 'The Welsh Government will announce on Monday a 'circuit break' lockdown to begin at 1800 on Friday 23 October and continue in force until 0001 on Monday 9 November.'We have met with officials this morning, but as this is a very fast moving situation with decisions still to be made by ministers, much of the detail has not yet been agreed by the Government.

Wales are trying to stop a losing run which extended to four games with the defeat in Paris.

Scotland, by contrast, are seeking a fourth consecutive win. However, the Scots have not win in Wales since 2002.

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Wales 10-14 Scotland: Scots claim first victory in Wales for 18 years .
WILL KELLEHER AT PARC Y SCARLETS: Scotland braved out a wily win over Wales to ruin Alun Wyn Jones' crowning as rugby's most capped player, toughing out a terrible game.Thanks to a Stuart McInally try, and kicks from Finn Russell, Adam Hastings and Stuart Hogg Gregor Townsend’s men stole it and made sure Wales suffered a fifth consecutive loss.

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