British and Irish Lions flanker Moody, who became the first player to be sent off playing for England at Twickenham last weekend, will also miss the last four rounds of the Heineken Cup Pool stages after being given a nine week suspension.
Moody's suspension will finish the week before the RBS Six Nations Championship begins, leaving the way clear for him to be considered to return to England's colours for their game at Twickenham against the reigning champions Wales on Saturday, 4 February, but given his lack of first-team action his chances of making an immediate return to the line-up are slim.
It will be his second lay-off this season after already serving a six-week suspension for punching Leeds number eight Jordan Crane during a second-team game in September.
The maximum suspension for striking an opponent is one year and while a recent crackdown on violence has resulted in tougher penalties, Moody's initial role as peacemaker in the incident is sure to have worked in his favour.
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'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.