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Hockey captain Leah Wilkinson becomes Wales' most capped sportsperson

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Hockey captain Leah Wilkinson has become Wales' most capped sportsperson after being selected in a three-match series against France in Cardiff.

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Wilkinson has overtaken Paul Edwards’ record of 157 appearances after playing in Saturday's second test.

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If selected, Wales captain Leah Wilkinson will win her record-breaking 158th cap against France on Saturday. Credit: Hockey Wales

With 156 appearances so far, Wilkinson has already surpassed the records of other sports players including netball's Helen Weston, footballer Jess Fishlock and rugby player Gethin Jenkins.

appearances by most-capped netball player Helen Weston
appearances by most-capped footballer Jess Fishlock
appearances by most-capped rugby player Gethin Jenkins
Wales’ three-match series versus France will prepare the team for this summer’s FIH World League matches in June and the EuroHockey Championships in August. Credit: Hockey Wales

Wales are preparing for a round of fixtures in the FIH World League and the European Hockey Championships later this summer.

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