Cardiff's international full-back Rhys Williams picked up a hand injury against Ebbw Vale last Saturday. Medical examination has confirmed that he has a minor fracture below the little finger of his left hand.
Chief executive Robert Norster said,
"Rhys' injury will prevent him taking part in contact training for ten days although all other aspects of his fitness training can continue. Rather than risk further damage we will not consider him in our team selection for this weekend's league match at Pontypridd."
Williams has played in 20 of the club's 23 matches this season and heads the try-scoring list with 11 to his name.
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'.