The pint-sized Cardiff Blues flyer was crocked during their Heineken Cup defeat to Stade Francais at the weekend and is now unlikely to play before the Championship kicks-off. "He has been ruled out until the week before so it will be very tight as to whether or not he makes that game," said Cardiff Coach Dai Young. "The only consolation is that it was initially feared he would be out for up to eight weeks, which would have been just frightening for both the club and Rhys. An x-ray showed there was no break but a scan has highlighted some ligament damage." Williams, 24, has already won forty caps for and scored fourteen tries for Wales though has slipped behind Newport Gwent Dragons wing Hal Luscombe in the pecking order following Mike Ruddock's arrival. The news comes just days after mop-haired prop Duncan Jones was ruled out for six weeks with a broken thumb. Better news is that his likely replacement, Gethin Jenkins, is set to return from a back strain for Cardiff against Ulster this Sunday.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.