French coach Bernard Laporte is set to name a 24 man squad in Lyon on Wednesday to prepare for round two of the Lloyds TSB Six Nations campaign against Wales.
Laporte and his management team will have to wait until the outcome of the action brought by English citing officer Matt Bayliss against Olivier Magne for alleged illegal use of the boot before knowing if his captain can play at the Millennium Stadium.
Magne is accused of trampling on the head of Italian centre Denis Dallan in last weekend's game at Stade de France.
With Toulouse full back Nicolas Jeanjean and Montferrand wing David Bory already ruled out of the game in Wales, Laporte will be hoping for a reprieve for his new skipper.
Jeanjean is suffering from a muscle tear in his thigh, putting him on the injury list with fellow full back Clement Poitrenaud, while Bory damaged his ribs against the Azzurri.
Better news for Laporte is that Stade Francais scrum half Fabien Galthie is fit to resume after recovering form a knee injury and is expected to return to the starting line-up with two of last weekend's replacements, hooker Raphael Ibanez and lock Fabien Pelous.
Toulouse utility back Xavier Garbajosa is expected to fit in at full back, while Montferrand's highly rated Farid Sid is chasing the wing berth along with Toulouse' Cedric Heymans.
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.