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 reached their first semi-final since 2013 in the opening round of this season's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie recaps on what proved to be an eventful tournament
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series