Alun Wyn Jones skippers Toulon in his final professional match

Jared Wright
Alun Wyn Jones of Barbarians applauds the fans after the game.

Alun Wyn Jones of Barbarians applauds the fans after the game.

Wales and British & Irish Lions legend Alun Wyn Jones will play his final professional rugby match on Saturday when Toulon face Clermont.

The most capped international of all time brought his international career to an end before the 2023 Rugby World Cup and signed a short-term deal with Toulon.

Jones looks to finish on a high

Jones recently represented the Barbarians in a clash against Wales and now brings his playing career to an end with his contract at the Top 14 side expiring.

“I never thought I would be here finishing my career,” he said ahead of his final game.

“I am just really grateful to Toulon for the welcome I have had. I have only been here four months, and I appreciate I won’t have the impact other foreign players have had here, but the welcome I have had from the fans, the city of Toulon, has been very special.

“I would just like to thank everyone, and hopefully, we can get the win at the weekend, which is the main thing.”

The Wales great will pack down with England international David Ribbans in his final match with Dany Priso, Christopher Tolofua and Beka Gigashvili in the front-row.

The pack is completed with number eight Selevasio Tolofua and flankers Jules Coulon and Matteo Le Corvec in the back-row.

Scotland’s Ben White is named at scrum-half with Wallabies playmaker Noah Lolesio, who is also playing his final game for Toulon, at number 10.

Maelan Rabut and Seta Tuicuvu are the starting centres, with Marius Domon at full-back and Gael Drean and Jiuta Wainiqolo on the wings.

Clermont v Toulon teams

Clermont: 15 Alex Newsome, 14 Baptiste Delguy, 13 Julien Hériteau, 12 George Moala, 11 Alivereti Raka, 10 Ben Urdapilleta, 9 Sebastien Bezy, 8 Fritz Lee, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Peceli Yato, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Thibaud Lanen, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Etienne Falgoux
Replacements: 16 Robin Couly, 17 Daniel Bibi Biziwu, 18 Miles Amatosero, 19 Killian Tixeront, 20 Enzo Sanga, 21 Anthony Belleau, 22 Pierre Fouyssac, 23 Cristian Ojovan

Toulon: 15 Marius Domon, 14 Gael Drean, 13 Seta Tuicuvu, 12 Maelan Rabut, 11 Jiuta Wainiqolo, 10 Noah Lolesio, 9 Ben White, 8 Selevasio Tolofua, 7 Jules Coulon, 6 Matteo Le Corvec, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 David Ribbans, 3 Beka Gigashvili, 2 Christopher Tolofua, 1 Dany Priso
Replacements: 16 Yanis Boulassel, 17 Jean-Baptiste Gros, 18 Adrien Warion, 19 Yannick Youyoutte, 20 Cornell du Preez, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22 Mathieu Smaili, 23 Kieran Brookes

Venue: Stade Marcel Michelin
Kick-off: 17:00 local (16:00 GMT)
Referee: Benoit Rousselet
Assistant Referees: Ludovic Cayre, Christian Coussan
TMO: Patrick Pechambert

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