Wales hooker Mefin Davies has drafted into the Neath-Swansea Ospreys squad at the request of national coach Mike Ruddock.
With the demise of the Celtic Warriors in the summer, Davies was left without a region and was forced to play for Premiership side Neath. But an injury to young Ospreys hooker Huw Bennett has paved the way for his return to the top level.
With first-choice Wales hooker Robin McBryde injured, Davies is seen as a certainty for Wales' four internationals in the autumn, and Ruddock wants to see him in action.
'Mike Ruddock would appreciate Mefin playing,' Ospreys coach Lyn Jones confirmed. 'It would obviously help Wales and Mefin a lot.
'It is not easy to step up to face South Africa from a semi-professional environment, so we understand where people are coming from and we are happy to be able to assist.''
Bennett is out with a groin injury, meaning that captain Barry Williams and Davies will be the squad hookers for the Ospreys' home game against the Cardiff Blues this weekend.
Meanwhile, promising Ospreys fly-half Matthew Jones will be out for three weeks after suffering concussion in last week's win over Llanelli Scarlets at Stradey Park.
The GB7s women's squad is currently training at Wales' Centre of Excellence where assistant coach Richie Pugh tells WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie some 'tough calls' will have to be made when it comes to finalising the 12 spots for Rio's Olympic Games.
Wales U20's Billy McBryde is looking forward to starting his first game against New Zealand this afternoon in the World Rugby U20 Championship where his side are looking to gain revenge from last week's pool defeat to the Kiwis.