The giant 6ft 8in second-row missed the Ospreys' 24-7 victory over Quins last Sunday with a side strain but looks likely to make the trip to the Stoop Memorial Ground. "I'm really positive about my chances of putting myself up for selection,'' he said. "We will see how it goes over the next couple of days, but at this stage I don't see too many problems getting in my way." The Ospreys kept alive their faint hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals with their victory over Quins in Swansea. But they have yet to win away in Europe in their short history, having failed at Toulouse, Edinburgh and Leeds last term and fallen at Castres earlier this season. However Cockbain said: "Things are changing and it's only a matter of time before we go to places like that and win."
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.