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."
The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
Prabhat Mathema, the WRU's National Medical Manager explains the four part Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment process the IRB has devised that is being implemented throughout the Dove Men Series and in the LV= Cup this season, which includes the provision for a five minute temporary substitution to allow an assessment to take place.