Toulouse could be without double-Heineken Cup finalist David Skrela for their match with the Cardiff Blues this weekend.
Skrela injured ribs during Toulouse's 41-10 Top 14 win over Brive last weekend, But the fly-half underwent a scan yesterday and it confirmed he had a tear in the rib area. A decision on his fitness is expected in midweek.
And the man who denied Skrela a Heineken Cup winners medal could be the man who fills his boots this weekend.
Freddie Michalak, the mercurial Toulouse fly-half, is expected to replace Skrela in the playmaker's role if he is ruled out of the Millennium Stadium clash
Skrela was in the No.10 jersey when Stade Francais lost the 2005 final 18-12 after extra time.
His goal-kicking has given his side a dozen points, but in added time, it was Michalak who stepped up to score a penalty and a drop goal to seal the title.
Skrela was an unused replacement in the Colomiers side who lost the 1999 final 21-6 to Ulster.
Menawhile, the reigning French champions are also expected to include the likes of former All Black Byron Kelleher and influential talisman Jean-Baptiste Ellisalde.
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.
The entire Welsh Rugby Union Rugby Department gathered at the Millennium Stadium earlier this week where WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey looked back on a year where structural and strategic changes have seen significant progress made
The Welsh Rugby Union has released a specially produced video to spearhead a new campaign to help promote the values of rugby union. The video, entitled Let us Play underpins the WRU rugby department's philosophy - to engage, transfer and retain players, coaches and referees.