'If you have had less than a handful of operations playing No 7 you are pretty lucky.'Richie Mc Caw took a sabbatical when he was playing, David Pocock has just done the same.'Having captained two unbeaten Lions tours and with a Six Nations Grand Slam Warburton will go down as a legend when does eventually call it a day.

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The Lions man of the series from the New Zealand tour suffered a horror ankle injury in the final seconds of Wales' 29-21 defeat to Australia on Saturday in Cardiff.

And Jamie Roberts, dropped from the original squad, is back as cover for the Tests against Georgia, New Zealand and South Africa.

At least it gives you a chance to focus on all your body parts and get them back in tip-top condition.'The neck problem is something I have been managing for a few years.

It is something I could have played on with but it would have just made it worse.

(Nisan 14 is in the Spring, which is why Easter is celebrated then).

By Judean tradition, Passover begins at twilight, the dividing line between Nisan 14 and 15 Gallileans, like Jesus, apparently reckoned the 24-hour day from sunrise-to-sunrise.

understands discussions have taken place between Warburton and Wales about the Lions captain's injury management, after he underwent surgery for the sixth time in his career in September.

Naturally Warren Gatland wants his talismanic leader to skipper Wales during the next World Cup in Japan – a tournament which could well be Warburton's last before he retires.

It is would not be fair on the Blues or Wales.'It was the best time to get it done, to sacrifice four months of the year, nip it in the bud for the rest of my career. Obviously it is a bit of a set-back.'I have a current contract until 2020 but not signed anything past that.'I definitely know I am not going to play until my mid-thirties.