Davies and Thomas out of final line-ups

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Jonathan Davies and Arwel Thomas, who contested the Wales No 10 shirt this season, will both be missing from their clubs' starting line-ups in Saturday's Swalec Cup final - the last match to be held at Cardiff Arms Park before it is demolished.

Davies, who is still recovering from a dead leg and has played little rugby during the last month, will be confined to the replacements' bench as Cardiff opt for the 20-year-old Lee Jarvis at outside-half.

Thomas, who played his first game in two months for Swansea on Saturday, will make way for Aled Williams, after feeling some reaction to a knee ligament injury.

n Twickenham yesterday confirmed that clubs outside England's top two divisions will not lose money following the withdrawal of Courage's sponsorship of the entire league system. The Rugby Football Union has pledged to "at the minimum, match the levels of this season".

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