Cardiff Blues wing Lee Abdul is set to send the remainder of the season on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on Saturday on a double fracture of his ankle sustained in the game against the Gwent Dragons.
"This is obviously very sad news about Lee," said Blues coach Dai Young. "He has been a wonderful team member since being called up to the regional team.
"He has always given 100%, and we send him our best wishes for a speedy recovery."
There was better news on scrum-half Ryan Powell, who also injured an ankle against the Dragons.
He has only suffered bruising and will be fit for the Blues' next Celtic League game at the end of the month.
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.