Cardiff has confirmed rugby director Dai Young will not be attending Saturday’s Judgment Day clash against Ospreys at the Principality Stadium.
However, Cardiff will not comment on reports that Young, 55, has been suspended amid alleged complaints against him by club staff.
The PA news agency understands that Young did not attend training on Friday.
Cardiff, meanwhile, says former Wasps boss Young will miss the Ospreys game due to “unforeseen circumstances”.
It’s a big game for both teams in the United Rugby Championship with qualification for the Heineken Champions Cup at stake.
Cardiff currently lead the Welsh Shield by four points over the Ospreys.
A point against their West Wales rivals would secure them a place in next season’s European Blue Ribbon club competition.