Neath could be without the services of two back-row forwards when the season begins next month.
Wales international flanker Brett Sinkinson could miss up to six weeks if he cannot recover from the knee surgery he underwent last month.
Nathan Bonner-Evans is another fighting against time to recover from a pelvic injury.
There is better news however of new signing Andy Newman, who collapsed during a training run on Aberavon beach.
Newman, a Wales A cap signed from Northampton, was taken by ambulance to Morriston Hospital but was released after treatment for dehydration.
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.