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.
Roger Lewis talks to WRU TV at the announcement of a new £60 million Rugby Services Agreement (RSA) which provides a new and positive contractual relationship between the WRU and its four Regions for the next six years has been agreed.
The Welsh Rugby Union has announced a major new sponsorship deal with Gullivers Sports Travel which will make the UK's leading, and longest established, multi-sport tour operator, an Official Supplier for the rest of the decade.
Having taken part in seven World Cups as a player and coach, Liza Burgess hopes to go out in style this afternoon when Wales take on Australia in the Play-off for seventh and eighth place in the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris.
WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey met with volunteers across the game earlier this week, championing their role in the sport. He was joined by Wales captain Sam Warburton for part of the day as volunteers took part in a 'Try Out' event for the 2015 Rugby World Cup
Wales Women may not have got the results they wanted recently on the field, but off it they have made massive strides in strength and conditioning - and that is in no small part due to S&C coach Sam Dodge.
Two weeks into the new pitch project at Millennium Stadium, Groundman Craig Campbell takes staff on a unique behind-the-scene tour of the works so far and National Squad Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach John Ashby and Tour Guide Peter Owen describe what the revamp means for them.