Wales centre Tom Shanklin has been ruled out of consideration for selection for this Saturday's Invesco Perpetual Series clash with Argentina at the Millennium Stadium, after sustaining a small fracture to a bone in his nose against Samoa last Friday night.
Shanklin clashed with Blues colleague Gethin Jenkins at a ruck and was replaced by Scarlets centre Jonathan Davies part way through the second half of Wales' 17-13 victory over the South Sea Islanders.
"Tom has a small fracture to the nasal bone which will limit his involvement in preparations this week and therefore rule him out of selection for the Argentina game," said Wales team physiotherapist Mark Davies.
"There is a certain amount of swelling there which will take a few days to settle down, but the injury requires no further treatment and he should be back in contention next week."
The Wales management have asked Ospreys centre Andrew Bishop to join their training camp for the early part of this week to provide cover for Shanklin, although he has not currently been appointed a full squad member.
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.