Scrum-half Mike Phillips insists he'll win his fitness battle in time to face Ireland in Dublin despite suffering a dead leg in Ospreys 33-17 defeat to Edinburgh.
The 27-year-old, who is yet to appear in this year’s RBS 6 Nations, was forced off after 50 minutes of the Magners League clash at Murrayfield.
Phillips returned to the Wales squad for last week’s defeat to France at the Millennium Stadium but was kept on the bench by impressive Blues No.9 Richie Rees.
But the British Lion is confident of returning to fitness in time to claim the shirt from his young pretender.
“I picked up a bit of a dead leg in the game,” said Phillips.
“It could take a couple of days to recover, but the good thing is that there is nothing wrong with the previous injury. That has cleared up.
“I felt good today and really fit. I was just relieved to be back on the field.”