We look back on the career of injured British and Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton.
Last Updated: 01/07/13 8:57am
1988 - October 5: Born in Cardiff, educated at Whitchurch Comprehensive.
2007 - January: Named Principality Premiership player of the month after man-of-the-match performances for Glamorgan Wanderers against Bridgend, Bedwas and Maesteg; March: Named Wales Under-19 captain for the 2007 IRB World Championships.
2009 - May: Makes regional debut for Cardiff Blues against Edinburgh; June: Makes Wales debut against the United States in Chicago.
2010 - November: Moves ahead of Martyn Williams to become Wales' first choice openside.
2011 - June: Captains Wales for the first time in defeat to the Barbarians at the Millennium Stadium; August: Appointed captain for the World Cup, becoming the youngest Welshman to lead his team at the tournament; October: Wales reach the semi-finals but Warburton is sent off after only 17 minutes against France for a spear tackle on Vincent Clerc. Wales lose the match and Warburton serves three-week ban; November: Accepts the tackle was "uglier" than he initially thought and refuses to criticise his dismissal or suspension.
2012 - March: Plays through the RBS Six Nations with a shoulder injury as he leads Wales to the Grand Slam climaxing in a title decider against France; June: Makes good recovery from shoulder problem to start all three Tests on summer tour to Australia.
2013 - February: Starts Six Nations as Wales captain only to suffer a shoulder injury; March: Returns to the starting line-up against Scotland, but Ryan Jones remains skipper. Gethin Jenkins then named captain against England with Warburton playing blindside flanker; April 30: Named captain for the British and Irish Lions tour of Hong Kong and Australia; June: Misses the games against the Barbarians and Western Force with a knee problem. Finally makes his first appearance on the tour against the Reds on June 8; June 22: Leads Lions to 23-21 victory over Wallabies in first Test in Brisbane; June 29: Suffers hamstring injury during Lions' 16-15 defeat in second Test in Melbourne. Helped from the pitch in the 67th minute and watches from the sidelines as Australia centre Christian Leali'ifano converts Adam Ashley-Cooper's late try to seal the win and level the series; July 1: Ruled out of decisive final Test due to what Lions describe as "a significant tear" to left hamstring.