Stephen Jones is out of the Wales side to face England in the Lloyds TSB Six Nations match at Twickenham.
The Llanelli outside half has not recovered from the back spasms he suffered during the week and Iestyn Harris will take his place.
It will be the first time Harris has started a Lloyds TSB Six Nations match in his club position and he will be joined at half-back by his Cardiff partner Rob Howley.
Harris figured at centre in the opening championship match against Ireland and came on as a second half replacement full back against Italy.
Another Cardiff player, Nicky Robinson, has been brought onto the replacements bench to fill Harris' shirt. He was due to play for Wales Under 21 against England Under 21.
England have also had to make a change to their replacements. Sale Sharks outside half Charlie Hodgson has withdrawn through injury and Bath's Iain Balshaw has taken his place.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.
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