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.
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.