Neath-Swansea Ospreys coach Lyn Jones has named a strong lineup to take on Heineken Cup champions Toulouse at the Gnoll on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm):
Captain Scott Gibbs has recovered from an ear-drum injury to take his place at inside centre, while budding Wales fullback Gavin Henson also gets the nod.
Samoan flyer Elvis Seveali'i has been preferred to Tongan Dave Tiueti at outside centre, while promising youngster Huw Bennett gets the nod over Barry Williams at hooker.
Of the starting lineup, only fly-half Shaun Connor and No 8 Nathan Bonner-Evans have yet to play Test rugby.
Ospreys: G Henson; S Terblanche, E Seveali'i, S Gibbs (capt), S Williams; S Connor, A Williams; D Jones, H Bennett, A Jones, A Newman, G Llewellyn, J Thomas, G Thomas, N Bonner-Evans.
Replacements: B Williams, A Millward, S Tandy, J Bater, A Durston, D Tiueti, G Morris.
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.