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 WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.