Wales captain Sam Warburton says players are keen to show their support for former captain Matthew Rees as they prepare to face Argentina tomorrow.
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.
Cardiff Blues have tonight confirmed that hooker Matthew Rees is to undergo further medical treatment at Velindre Hospital, as he targets a return to rugby. It was announced last month that Blues and Wales star Rees was to take an enforced spell away from the game.
Cardiff Blues have wished Matthew Rees "a speedy recovery" and said they "look forward to seeing him back in action in the future", after it was announced he will have testicular surgery.
The 32-year-old hooker joined the club from the Scarlets in the summer, and was made Blues captain.
He led the region to a shock victory over Heineken Cup holders Toulon at the weekend.
The Blues say he will miss Friday's game away at Ulster, as he takes an "enforced spell away from rugby."
Rees has won 58 caps for Wales, and played for the Lions in South Africa in 2009.
Cardiff Blues captain Matthew Rees is to take an 'enforced spell away from rugby,' his club says.
In a statement released this morning, Cardiff Blues says the Wales international is to undergo testicular surgery.