Alun Wyn Jones, the most capped Test player of all time, expects to captain Wales in their first match of the Six Nations in Cardiff.
Wales could be without captain Alun Wyn Jones for their Six Nations opener against Ireland as he recovers from a knee injury.
Owen Farrell moves to centre as George Ford returns to the England side, while Alun Wyn Jones is back in the Wales starting line-up
Alun Wyn Jones made his 149th Test appearance on Saturday, though could not inspire Wales to a Six Nations win over Scotland.
Wales slumped to a first Six Nations home defeat to Scotland since 2002 on a disappointing big day for captain Alun Wyn Jones.
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will make a world record 149th international appearance when he leads his country against Scotland.
Richie McCaw's 148 Test caps will be surpassed by Alun Wyn Jones when Wales take on Scotland in Llanelli on Saturday.
Antoine Dupont scored two tries as France denied Wales victory on Alun Wyn Jones' record-equalling 148th international appearance.
England prop Joe Marler has received a 10-week suspension after a flashpoint involving Alun Wyn Jones in Saturday's clash with Wales.
Alun Wyn Jones will equal Richie McCaw's world record of 148 Tests on Saturday, and Wales coach Wayne Pivac has paid tribute to his skipper.