18 May, 15:44
It's down to the wire now for the five contenders who have been shortlisted for the ultimate individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby, ERC European Player of the Year 2013.
'Dafydd James has been withdrawn for internal disciplinary reasons and suspended for one game,' said a Welsh Rugby Union spokesman.
Nick Walne of Cardiff will take James' place on the Wales replacement bench.
**Northampton Saints will field new back-row signing Matt Lord only 48 hours after the North Harbour player arrived England after his loan move
Saints coach Wayne Smith has several key players absent on international duty. He said: "Matt has got to play for us. We can barely fill the 22 at this stage. Matt knows this and understands that he will have to play."
**Connacht have secured the services of their South African head coach Steph Nel for another three years.Nel took over the post two years ago from Glenn Ross and during his reign Connacht fans have seen their side develop into potent attacking side with title ambitions.