The news will come as a relief to Ospreys fans who would have been concerned a further ban would have rules Jones out of his side's critical Heineken Cup Pool 4 clash with Munster despite being sent-off against the Irish province at the weekend. Jones received his marching orders for allegedly stamping on the head of Irish lock O'Callaghan at a ruck shortly before half-time in Cork in a Celtic League curtain raiser to the main European event at Thomond Park on Saturday 8th January.
A WRU Disciplinary Sub-Committee hearing on Tuesday 21st December met to review the case, and on the evidence provided, decided that the red card will stand, but the sending-off was deemed sufficient punishment. At that stage the Ospreys, the long standing leaders of the Celtic League, were leading 6-3, but a try from a driving line-out maul by home hooker Frank Sheahan eventually gave Munster a 15-9 victory.
That made it 2-1 to the Irish side in their series of matches against the Ospreys this season. The Ospreys won the opening round on the first weekend of Celtic League action with a 34-17 home win, but Munster gained ample revenge with their 22-20 Heineken Cup win at The Gnoll.
The fourth meeting between the two sides will come only 21 days after Jones was shown the red card by Scottish official Iain Ramage and the length of any suspension will determine whether or not he can join the rest of his team mates in trying to wrestle Munster's 22 match unbeaten European home record from them at Thomond Park.
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.