The 30-year-old Biarritz star suffered a thigh injury during the 18-17 victory over England on Sunday. He will definitely miss Saturday's French Championship match against Agen. His clubmate Jimmy Marlu will undergo a scan on a left knee ligament injury he suffered in the England match and the winger will also miss the Agen date. Another of Biarritz and France's long-term injury victims, dashing fullback Nicolas Brusque, is still only in light training after suffering a neck injury at the beginning of January and is also a doubt for the Agen clash.
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'.