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Player Age Team Ground Date Match
TJ Kiernan 31y 66d Ireland Lansdowne Road 14 Mar 1970 Details
R Hiller 29y 93d England Twickenham 15 Jan 1972 Details
SA Doble 28y 317d England Cardiff 20 Jan 1973 Details
P Villepreux 28y 264d France Cardiff 25 Mar 1972 Details
AH Ensor 28y 199d Ireland Lansdowne Road 4 Mar 1978 Details
RM Spring 28y 158d Ireland Cardiff 3 Feb 1979 Details
AM Jorden 28y 18d England Cardiff 15 Feb 1975 Details
BH Hay 27y 271d Scotland Cardiff 18 Feb 1978 Details
BJ O'Driscoll 27y 176d Ireland Cardiff 13 Mar 1971 Details
AR Irvine 27y 126d Scotland Murrayfield 20 Jan 1979 Details

Wing
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
CMH Gibson 35y 91d Ireland Lansdowne Road 4 Mar 1978 Details
D Shedden 33y 270d Scotland Cardiff 18 Feb 1978 Details
AW McMaster 30y 81d Ireland Lansdowne Road 21 Feb 1976 Details
DJ Duckham 29y 203d England Twickenham 17 Jan 1976 Details
JP Lux 29y 9d France Parc des Princes 18 Jan 1975 Details
WCC Steele 28y 295d Scotland Cardiff 7 Feb 1976 Details
ATA Duggan 28y 275d Ireland Cardiff 13 Mar 1971 Details
B Duprat 28y 252d France Cardiff 25 Mar 1972 Details
BH Hay 28y 242d Scotland Murrayfield 20 Jan 1979 Details
TO Grace 28y 83d Ireland Cardiff 15 Jan 1977 Details

Centre
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
CMH Gibson 33y 80d Ireland Lansdowne Road 21 Feb 1976 Details
BJ Corless 32y 89d England Twickenham 4 Feb 1978 Details
IR McGeechan 32y 82d Scotland Murrayfield 20 Jan 1979 Details
JA McIlrath 30y 311d Ireland Cardiff 15 Jan 1977 Details
R Bertranne 29y 73d France Parc des Princes 17 Feb 1979 Details
CS Wardlow 28y 188d England Cardiff 16 Jan 1971 Details
J Maso 28y 87d France Parc des Princes 24 Mar 1973 Details
AG Cranston 28y 69d Scotland Cardiff 18 Feb 1978 Details
JP Lux 28y 38d France Cardiff 16 Feb 1974 Details
RD l'Estrange 27y 209d Australia Cardiff 20 Dec 1975 Details

Fly-half
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
CMH Gibson 34y 43d Ireland Cardiff 15 Jan 1977 Details
OD Bruce 31y 172d New Zealand Cardiff 11 Nov 1978 Details
IR McGeechan 31y 111d Scotland Cardiff 18 Feb 1978 Details
MJ Cooper 28y 316d England Cardiff 5 Mar 1977 Details
JP Romeu 28y 296d France Parc des Princes 5 Feb 1977 Details
AGB Old 28y 174d England Twickenham 16 Mar 1974 Details
MJ Lawless 28y 129d South Africa Cardiff 24 Jan 1970 Details
WN Bennett 27y 331d England Cardiff 17 Mar 1979 Details
BJ McGann 27y 269d Ireland Lansdowne Road 21 Feb 1976 Details
JWC Turner 27y 131d Scotland Murrayfield 6 Feb 1971 Details

Scrum-half
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
M Young 32y 31d England Twickenham 4 Feb 1978 Details
DW Morgan 30y 346d Scotland Cardiff 18 Feb 1978 Details
AJM Lawson 30y 246d Scotland Murrayfield 20 Jan 1979 Details
DJ de Villiers 29y 198d South Africa Cardiff 24 Jan 1970 Details
J Fouroux 29y 196d France Parc des Princes 5 Feb 1977 Details
M Puget 29y 188d France Cardiff 4 Apr 1970 Details
RG Young 29y 147d Scotland Cardiff 7 Feb 1970 Details
SM Going 29y 105d New Zealand Cardiff 2 Dec 1972 Details
DS Paterson 28y 315d Scotland Cardiff 5 Feb 1972 Details
JJ Moloney 28y 189d Ireland Lansdowne Road 4 Mar 1978 Details

Prop
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
J McLauchlan 36y 281d Scotland Murrayfield 20 Jan 1979 Details
JS Millar 35y 295d Ireland Lansdowne Road 14 Mar 1970 Details
RJ McLoughlin 35y 203d Ireland Cardiff 15 Mar 1975 Details
CB Stevens 34y 258d England Cardiff 15 Feb 1975 Details
JL Myburgh 33y 153d South Africa Cardiff 24 Jan 1970 Details
AB Carmichael 33y 45d Scotland Murrayfield 19 Mar 1977 Details
RJ Cowling 32y 346d England Cardiff 5 Mar 1977 Details
G Cholley 32y 285d France Cardiff 18 Mar 1978 Details
J Iracabal 32y 225d France Cardiff 16 Feb 1974 Details
MA Burton 32y 48d England Twickenham 4 Feb 1978 Details

Hooker
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
KW Kennedy 33y 309d Ireland Cardiff 15 Mar 1975 Details
PA Horton 32y 332d Australia Sydney 17 Jun 1978 Details
JV Pullin 32y 135d England Twickenham 16 Mar 1974 Details
CH Cockrell 31y 14d South Africa Cardiff 24 Jan 1970 Details
RW Norton 30y 247d New Zealand Cardiff 2 Dec 1972 Details
FAL Laidlaw 30y 139d Scotland Murrayfield 6 Feb 1971 Details
PJ Wheeler 30y 111d England Cardiff 17 Mar 1979 Details
DF Madsen 29y 337d Scotland Murrayfield 19 Mar 1977 Details
R Benesis 29y 171d France Cardiff 16 Feb 1974 Details
RL Clark 29y 7d Scotland Murrayfield 3 Feb 1973 Details

Lock
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
WJ McBride 34y 282d Ireland Cardiff 15 Mar 1975 Details
AF McHarg 34y 217d Scotland Murrayfield 20 Jan 1979 Details
FCH du Preez 34y 57d South Africa Cardiff 24 Jan 1970 Details
E Cester 31y 204d France Cardiff 16 Feb 1974 Details
A Brinn 31y 178d England Twickenham 15 Jan 1972 Details
IJ de Klerk 31y 88d South Africa Cardiff 24 Jan 1970 Details
PC Brown 31y 49d Scotland Murrayfield 3 Feb 1973 Details
NE Horton 30y 338d England Cardiff 17 Mar 1979 Details
CW Ralston 30y 266d England Cardiff 15 Feb 1975 Details
MI Keane 30y 191d Ireland Cardiff 3 Feb 1979 Details

Flanker
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
NA MacEwan 33y 79d Scotland Murrayfield 1 Mar 1975 Details
PJ Dixon 32y 309d England Cardiff 5 Mar 1977 Details
SA McKinney 31y 104d Ireland Lansdowne Road 4 Mar 1978 Details
ML Hipwell 30y 241d Ireland Cardiff 13 Mar 1971 Details
A Neary 30y 112d England Cardiff 17 Mar 1979 Details
JF Slattery 29y 356d Ireland Cardiff 3 Feb 1979 Details
P Biemouret 29y 347d France Parc des Princes 24 Mar 1973 Details
JA Watkins 29y 79d England Cardiff 15 Feb 1975 Details
MA Biggar 29y 61d Scotland Murrayfield 20 Jan 1979 Details
MR Cocks 28y 254d Australia Cardiff 10 Nov 1973 Details

No. 8
Player Age Team Ground Date Match
PC Brown 30y 51d Scotland Cardiff 5 Feb 1972 Details
JW Telfer 29y 327d Scotland Cardiff 7 Feb 1970 Details
B Dauga 29y 322d France Cardiff 25 Mar 1972 Details
JP Bastiat 28y 341d France Cardiff 18 Mar 1978 Details
AR Sutherland 28y 333d New Zealand Cardiff 2 Dec 1972 Details
TAP Moore 28y 279d Ireland Lansdowne Road 2 Feb 1974 Details
A Guilbert 28y 142d France Parc des Princes 17 Feb 1979 Details
AG Ripley 28y 47d England Twickenham 17 Jan 1976 Details
WP Duggan 27y 357d Ireland Lansdowne Road 4 Mar 1978 Details
TP Bedford 27y 350d South Africa Cardiff 24 Jan 1970 Details

Substitute (excluding unused substitute)
Player Pos Age Team Ground Date Match
JV Pullin (H) 33y 106d England Cardiff 15 Feb 1975 Details
CG Hogg (W) 29y 353d Scotland Cardiff 18 Feb 1978 Details
J Cantoni (W) 26y 252d France Parc des Princes 18 Jan 1975 Details
BO Foley (L) 26y 162d Ireland Cardiff 15 Jan 1977 Details
PS Preece (W) 26y 63d England Twickenham 17 Jan 1976 Details
JC Skrela (F) 25y 109d France Parc des Princes 18 Jan 1975 Details
BJ McKechnie (FB) 25y 5d New Zealand Cardiff 11 Nov 1978 Details
LA Moloney (FB) 24y 252d Ireland Lansdowne Road 21 Feb 1976 Details
JM Aguirre (FB) 24y 125d France Cardiff 6 Mar 1976 Details
AI Scown (F) 24y 42d New Zealand Cardiff 2 Dec 1972 Details

Only the player's most recent appearance in that position listed; Only includes matches where the player starts in the respective position, and excludes matches as a substitute.

Records include the following current or recent matches:
France v Wales at Parc des Princes, Five Nations, Feb 17, 1979 [14-13 FT]
Scotland v Wales at Murrayfield, Five Nations, Jan 20, 1979 [13-19 FT]
Australia v Wales at Sydney, 2nd Test, Jun 17, 1978 [19-17 FT]