Foot infection rules Alun Wyn Jones out of France Test
February 21, 2014
Alun Wyn Jones is a huge loss for the Welsh © PA
Alun Wyn Jones will miss Friday's Six Nations clash between Wales and France in Cardiff.
Jones has picked up a foot infection meaning Jake Ball will make his first start for Wales in the locks. Andrew Coombs is included on the bench.
It's a damaging blow for Warren Gatland ahead of such a crucial Six Nations fixture. Wales are hoping to bounce back from their 26-3 loss to Ireland a fortnight ago while Les Bleus remain unbeaten.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Communication error please reload the page.
Mercedes and Red Bull have welcomed the full-time return of Bernie Ecclestone now that the F1 boss' legal issues in Germany are resolved
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says specialists have told him Loic Remy "does not have a problem to play football" a month after the striker's proposed move to Liverpool broke down because of a failed medical.
Rory McIlroy went one better than his opening round 70 on day two of the Deutsche Bank Championship but was left to rue several silly mistakes at TPC Boston on Saturday
A round-up of the Saturday action from the Top 14
Chris Froome remains in the hunt at the Tour of Spain after maintaining his 20-second gap behind leader Alejandro Valverde in stage eight
Gael Monfils found a way to cure his morning sickness at the US Open - though his dietician might have to be having a few words
After the Mercedes accident-waiting-to-happen, what's the most famous F1 crash between team-mates?
Maurice Hamilton analyses the reaction to the weekend's events at Spa-Francorchamps and explains why Mercedes needs to toughen up
Victor Estrella Burgos is causing quite a stir at the US Open - here are five reasons he should be your new favourite tennis player
The WBC has broken its rules when it comes to Floyd Mayweather Jr., allowing him to simultaneously hold its welterweight world title and the junior middleweight title of the equally rule-ignoring WBA
Manchester United have no interest in signing Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho and are no longer planning to bring in Arturo Vidal from Juventus before the end of transfer window, sources have told ESPN
Diego Costa has passed a late fitness test ahead of Chelsea's trip to Everton on Saturday
Marcos Rojo's £16 million move to Manchester United has still not been approved by the Premier League
Manchester United have agreed a fee with Ajax for Daley Blind and the Netherlands international is set to become their fifth major summer signing
Mesut Ozil has warned he is wasted on the left because he is "one of the best players in the world" in the No.10 position
After four seasons without Champions League football, Liverpool could not have wished for a better re-introduction to the big time having been matched up with mighty Real Madrid.
Premier League Spotlight, featuring Spurs looking to avenge Liverpool, Harry Redknapp's baffling new deal and an Olivier Giroud-less Arsenal
ESPN.co.uk have teamed up with ESPN FC to bring you previews for all the Barclays Premier League teams