Key player Jenkins will have surgery to rectify a toe injury and is likely to be replaced by Paul James as Wales seek to shore up their scrum with a man who has been an automatic choice in the last few seasons.
Wales coach Warren Gatland is already without banned scrum-half Richie Rees for the whole Six Nations Championship and Shane Williams is racing to be fit for the Championship opener against England on 4 February.
The decision has been made now so Jenkins will be fit for Cardiff Blues’ end of season run-in and the World Cup.Like Rugby World? Subscribe to the magazine for the latest comprehensive content.
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