Shane Williams will now start this afternoon's British and Irish Lions clash against Southern Kings, in Port Elizabeth, from the bench.
Originally named in the starting squad, a stomach bug has laid low the world player of the year this week so he will now be riding pine with England wing Ugo Monye drafted in as cover.
The Lions said the Ospreys winger was suffering from 'a minor tummy bug' on Monday, but yesterday revealed he'd recovered sufficiently to make the trip from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth in time to figure - albeit in a revised role from the bench.
Ian McGeecahn's tourists are seeking their sixth successive tour victory after beating the Royal XV, Golden Lions, Cheetahs, Sharks and Western Province.
Head coach McGeechan will consider his Test line-up will announce it on Thursday, with Monye and Ireland Grand Slam winner Tommy Bowe favourites for the wing positions.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.