The British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton will miss the series-deciding third test against Australia in Sydney after suffering a "significant" hamstring tear.
The Welsh loose forward sustained the injury late in Saturday's 16-15 second test defeat in Melbourne, which has left the series at 1-1 before Saturday's Sydney showdown.
The Lions said on their official Twitter feed: "The British & Irish Lions confirmed today that captain Sam Warburton would play no further part in the tour after suffering an injury during the second test.
"He will remain with the tour party for the third test in Sydney on Saturday."
The British and Irish Lions face a series decider in Sydney next Saturday after falling short 16-15 in a tight second Test against Australia at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.
5mins to K/O people! Who's excited?! 12 years of waiting has come down to just 80mins. This will certainly be a night to remember #AUSvLIO
"No pressure but the Manic Street Preachers have turned up in the box to watch me work!!" tweeted Shane Williams this morning.
The British and Irish Lions have tweeted a picture of the official programme for the second Test against Australia.
The Lions are looking to secure a second win and series victory today.
British and Irish Lions supporters are gearing up for what could be an 'historic' series win against Australia since the 1997 success in South Africa. Fans said the "Lions will win of course".