Gavin Henson has been withdrawn from the Wales squad which travels to Scotland this afternoon (Friday, 6 February) in preparation for the opening match of their RBS 6 Nations title defence at Murrayfield on Sunday.
The Ospreys centre has failed to recover from a calf strain and is to be replaced in the starting line-up by Tom Shanklin, who slots in at outside centre with his Cardiff Blues team-mate Jamie Roberts reverting to the number 12 position. Another Ospreys centre, Andrew Bishop, takes up the spot vacated by Shanklin on the bench.
Henson's injury will be re-assessed next week and no further information will be available until that time.
The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
Prabhat Mathema, the WRU's National Medical Manager explains the four part Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment process the IRB has devised that is being implemented throughout the Dove Men Series and in the LV= Cup this season, which includes the provision for a five minute temporary substitution to allow an assessment to take place.