Hooker Ken Owens joins centre Scott Williams and fly-half Rhys Priestland in pulling out of the Wales tour to Japan with injury.
Phil Bennett says fly-half Rhys Patchell, who replaces Rhys Priestland for the Wales tour of Japan, has "got it all".
Cardiff Blues chief executive Richard Holland confirms region hope to have an artificial pitch for the 2013-14 season.
Ulster secure a home clash against the Scarlets in the Pro12 semi-finals next week thanks to a 37-13 win over Cardiff.
Ryan Jones and James Hook are not in the Wales squad preparing for the two-match Test series against Japan in June.
Wales wing Alex Cuthbert says it is hard to believe his rapid rise from a Wales Sevens player to the 2013 Lions squad.
Sam Warburton will lead the Lions in Australia among 15 Wales players chosen by head coach Warren Gatland.
Sale Sharks sign Michael Paterson, Kirill Kulemin and Charlie Walker-Blair, but Richie Gray will leave to join Castres.
Lions legend Jeremy Guscott says Wales star Sam Warburton is "not ready" to lead Warren Gatland's 2013 squad in Australia.
Scarlets leapfrog Ospreys into the final Pro12 play-off place, easing past Cardiff Blues with Jon Davies scoring two tries.
Former Wales rugby captain Mike Hall says the Welsh regions face a huge threat from football's success in south Wales.
Director of rugby Phil Davies says the Cardiff Blues will need to rectify the condition of the pitch at the Arms Park.
Cardiff Blues' Wales international second row Bradley Davies is set to return from injury against the Scarlets on Saturday.
Regional Rugby Wales are to meet the WRU board in a fresh attempt to settle their dispute, BBC Sport Wales understands.
Jamie Roberts departs the Arms Park with one of three Cardiff Blues tries in their Pro12 win over winless Italians Zebre.
The WRU accuses Wales' regions of wanting too much control over appointments such as national coach, in their continuing row.
Wales internationals Jamie Roberts and Dan Lydiate will play for Racing Metro in France next season.
Blues chairman Peter Thomas believes international rugby players should stay 'in Wales to play for Wales'.
The Welsh Rugby Union and the four regions need to end their dispute, says ex-Cardiff chief executive Gareth Davies.
Regional Rugby Wales turn down a WRU summit invitation to discuss central contracts for key Welsh players.