The Ospreys make 13 changes for the trip to Dublin, with Lee Byrne returning at full back
The Ospreys have named a strong line-up for the mouth-watering Magners League showdown with Leinster on Friday night.
Ospreys coach Sean Holley makes 13 changes from the win at Glasgow Warriors as they bid to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
The Welsh region have won their first three matches but now face a mammoth task against Leinster in Dublin who have won all but one of their last 27 matches at home.
Holley said: "The Magners League is getting tougher year on year and it's great we can take such a strong team.
"Leinster are the benchmark of the league but we usually have tight matches with them and I expect this will be another close game.
"It's really exciting because there will be a sell-out crowd and it will be live on television. This is what we're in the game for."
The Ospreys have already won in Ireland following an opening day victory at Connacht before hammering Welsh rivals Cardiff Blues.
But Ospreys captain Ryan Jones expects his men will have to step their game up a notch to gain a fourth successive win of the campaign at the Royal Dublin Showgrounds.
Jones said: "Every game has been a test. We've put in some good performances so far but Leinster are the champions, and playing like it."
Wales wing Shane Williams misses out with a dead leg while New Zealand A scrum-half Jamie Nutbrown joins Gavin Henson and Mike Phillips on the sidelines with a foot injury.
Richard Hibbard and Lyndon Bateman are set to make their return from injury for Aberavon at Llanelli this weekend.
Ospreys: L Byrne; T Bowe, S Parker, A Bishop, N Walker; J Hook, R Webb; D Jones, H Bennett, A Jones, AW Jones, I Evans, J Thomas, R Jones (capt), S Tandy Replacements: E Shervington, P James, I Gough, F Tiatia, R Wells, D Biggar, J Vaughton
Leinster (from): Chris Whitaker, Chris Keane, Paul O'Donohoe, Jonathan Sexton, Felipe Contepomi, Brian O'Driscoll, Gary Brown, Shane Horgan, Luke Fitzgerald, Isa Nacewa, Fergus McFadden, Rob Kearney, Simon Keogh, Eoin O'Malley, Girvan Dempsey, Cian Healy, Stephen Knoop, Ronan McCormack, Bernard Jackman, Brian Blaney, John Fogarty, Stan Wright, Cameron Jowitt, Malcolm O'Kelly, Leo Cullen, Devin Toner, Trevor Hogan, Stephen Keogh, Shane Jennings, Sean O'Brien, Kevin McLaughlin, Jamie Heaslip
Wales Head Coach Rob Howley talks to WRU TV's Sebastian Barrett about the 36-man squad he has just named for the forthcoming Under Armour series, which includes two uncapped players, Ospreys duo Sam Davies and Rory Thornton.
Head coach Rowland Phillips is deligthed he can now call BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park home for his Wales Women's side, who launch their international season next month with games against Scotland and UK Armed Forces in the heart of the capital city.
Wales Sevens star Sam Cross has put his home town club of Brynmawr on the map after winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics with Team GB. His club have now honoured him by naming their players bar after him, as WRU TV discovered at the official launch, recently.
One of the newest members of the Principality Premiership, Bargoed admit it's proving to be a steep learning curve at the highest level, but are determined to become a force to be reckoned with. WRU TV visited the club last weekend when they took on Llanelli.
Table-topping Aberavon travel to north Wales to tackle RGC 1404 as both teams defend unbeaten starts to the season in the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie visited the Wizards to see how their preparations were going for the game of the weekend.
The Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.
Cardiff managed to keep their unbeaten record at home intact, but only just as Bridgend made them work extremely hard before the Blue and Blacks secured a hard fought Principality Premiership win at the BT Sport Arms Park last night.
Former Wales back row Andy Powell gives a guided tour of The Wern, home of Merthyr RFC, who are determined to prove a lot of people wrong and make their mark in their first season in the Principality Premiership.