The Ospreys winger had been named in the starting XV for Saturday's match at the Millennium Stadium but he picked up a hamstring injury in training
Italian rugby folk have frequently had cause to bemoan their misfortune – the Azzurri are no strangers to being diddled out of important victories by referees or being betrayed by World Cup fixture planners – so it would be just their luck to host a Heineken Cup final for the first time in a season when no one turns up. Yesterday, the tournament organisers declared that the 2015 showpiece would be played at the 80,000-capacity San Siro in Milan. It may prove a year too late.
The tour of South America was overshadowed by the Lions
Cardiff will also play host to Amlin Challenge Cup
Neville Southall says time is running out for the Wales manager
England missed out on title after thrashing by Wales
The Welsh thrashed England to claim title in Cardiff
Coach's View: If England can bring it down to a kicking game they can win big test
The sides meet in Cardiff with the title on the line
England play Wales in Cardiff tomorrow
Sides meet in Six Nations decider this Saturday
The sides meet in Cardiff on Saturday in title showdown
Cardiff to stage Six Nations decider on Saturday
England 18 Italy 11: Narrow Twickenham victory leaves England's Grand Slam push still on
Kyel Reid will be paying his first visit to Wembley on Sunday even though he regards it as his home town stadium.
How does England's current No 10 compare to the Red Roses' most famous one of all?