Sam Warburton's six‑year spell as Wales rugby captain is to come to an end.
Ospreys lock Alun Wyn Jones is set to be named as his successor on 17th January when interim coach Rob Howley announces his Six Nations squad.
Warburton first captained Wales in 2011 and led the British and Irish Lions to a 2‑1 series win in Australia in 2013.
Jones took over from him for the final Lions Test and has also captained Wales five times.
Warburton became the youngest player to skipper Wales at a World Cup when he led them to the semi‑finals in 2011.