Glamorgan Wanderers have suffered a blow before the derby clash against Cardiff at the Arms Park in the Principality Premiership on Saturday.
Top points scorer Scott Sneddon pulled up in training on Tuesday and Mark Roper has stepped in to the outside half berth.
However, Blues centre Dafydd Hewitt is available as is Jason Pocock who came off early last week with an eye injury.
Captain Nick Kelly returns to the second row after appearing in the back row last week but prop Scott Andrews drops down to the bench due to his commitment with the Blues U-20's. Ben Warbuton, brother of Wales U-20's captain, Sam. joins the squad for the first time this season after putting some excellent performances for Merthyr on dual registration.
The WRU's Women and Girls legacy events - #TRY OUR GAME have proved popular this week with current players and newcomers to the game learning new skills and picking up tips from national squad players.
We caught up with Shona and Ellie from the Wales women team ahead of the start of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris next month at a recent women's training session to encourage and promote more women and girls to try their hand at rugby. #tryourgame
The Women's Rugby World Cup warm-up clash between Wales and USA proved bittersweet for centre Elen Evans. Despite being one of the star performers on the day on her 50th Test appearance, USA edged home 10-7 at Cross Keys.
Wales completed their Junior World Championship campaign with a victory over Samoa. Team manager Mark Taylor and No 8 James Benjamin reflect on a tournament which saw Wales win three games and lose two.
Wales U20 players Angus O'Brien, Nicky Thomas and coach Richard Hodges are determined to finish their Junior World Championship with a flourish when they tackle the big hitting Samoans tomorrow in Auckland.