Wales to wear 'Smiler' symbol

The Wales rugby side will wear a smiley face symbol on the sleeves of their jerseys this weekend in support of former captain Matthew 'Smiler' Rees, who is battling testicular cancer.

Warburton: Wales squad 'right behind' Matthew Rees

Wales captain Sam Warburton says players are keen to show their support for former captain Matthew Rees as they prepare to face Argentina tomorrow.

We spoke as a squad about how to show our support and recognise what Matthew is going through and we felt putting a symbol on the jersey would be a good idea to show we are right behind him.

The idea was a purple smiley face. The purple to represent the testicular cancer charities and the smiley face to represent Matthew as we know him – Smiler.

For me personally he has been a great support in my career and hopefully in a small way this shows how we feel.

– Sam Warburton, Wales Captain

Wales to wear 'Smiler' logo in support of former captain

Former captain Matthew Rees - known as 'Smiler' - is undergoing treatment for testicular cancer Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

The Wales rugby side will wear a special symbol on the sleeves of their jerseys this weekend in support of former captain Matthew Rees, who is battling testicular cancer.

The Cardiff Blues hooker, known as 'Smiler', is taking time away from the game as he undergoes treatment.

The Wales squad, which is gearing up to face Argentina tomorrow, will wear a purple smiley face symbol in recognition of Rees' nickname and testicular cancer charities.

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