Neath-Swansea Ospreys utility Shane Williams is facing a fight to be fit ahead of Wales' final World Cup pool match against New Zealand in Sydney on Sunday.
The Test winger, who can also slot in at scrum-half, was expected to get a run in the eagerly awaited match but is battling the flu.
The news is further bad news for coach Steve Hansen, who lost OspreyS prop Duncan Jones with a fractured fibula during the Italy clash.
Wales won that match 27-15 to secure their place in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Better news for Hansen is that Gareth Thomas, Sonny Parker and Kevin Morgan, who all took knocks in the crucial match against Italy on Saturday, but are all expected to be available for selection this weekend.
Wales have not beaten New Zeland since 1953, but with the All Blacks have been short of competitive matches in this year's cup, giving rise to hope that this could be the hour of success.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.