Wales stars Gavin Henson and Mike Phillips are set to make their comebacks when the Ospreys face Magners League opponents Newport Gwent Dragons tomorrow night.
Henson, who missed Wales’ entire autumn Test series due to an Achilles’ tendon injury, will be at full-back for the Rodney Parade clash.
Scrum-half Phillips, meanwhile, has been named among the Ospreys replacements after recovering from a serious knee injury.
Phillips, arguably the leading scrum-half in Europe last season, has not played since Ospreys’ EDF Energy Cup semi-final victory over Saracens almost nine months ago.
But both players are now on course to feature in the Ospreys’ remaining Heineken Cup pool games next month and challenge for places in Wales coach Warren Gatland’s RBS 6 Nations squad that will defend the Grand Slam in February.