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.
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.
Dodgy tattoos, carthorses, Avatar and soft chins are revealed by Wales Sevens players Tom Williams and Sam Cross as they profile the Wales Sevens squad taking part in Hong Kong this weekend in the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
The youngest member of the Wales Women's squad, Keira Bevan, is hoping to repay the faith shown in her when she starts her first Six Nations game against Italy tomorrow evening in the final round of the championship.
Sevens head coach Gareth Williams is a happy man after drafting in full internationals Rhodri Williams and Adam Warren for the next two rounds of the world series in Hong Kong and Japan, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.