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."
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.
Dodgy tattoos, carthorses, Avatar and soft chins are revealed by Wales Sevens players Tom Williams and Sam Cross as they profile the Wales Sevens squad taking part in Hong Kong this weekend in the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.