The Clermont Auvergne outside half badly twisted his left ankle when one of his own players fell on him in a tackle after 60 minutes of their 9-0 French Championship defeat at Biarritz. The Clermont medical team described the injury as a double twist that caused lateral damage. Jones is expected to be out for between three and four weeks.
With the might of the southern hemisphere due to descend on the Millennium Stadium in November to test Mike Ruddock's Grand Slammers to the full, the Welsh coach is having to face the fact that a number of his Grand Slam-winning squad will be unavailable with injury. Already ruled out of the games against New Zealand, Fiji, South Africa and Australia are Lions prop Gethin Jenkins and centre Gavin Henson, while wing Shane Williams and No. 8 Ryan Jones are also considered highly doubtful.
Jenkins, Henson and Williams have all undergone operations since returning from the Lions tour in the summer, while another Lion, Tom Shanklin, has yet to return to action after resting his injured knee. Also on the sidelines are one of the players Ruddock capped in the summer, Blues hooker Rhys Thomas, while the veteran front row man Robin McBryde has retired.
Jones was a key player in Wales's march to their first Grand Slam in 27 years last season and is the highest points scorer in the French Championship this season.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
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.