Training this week felt a little bit different.
Ospreys welcome Ulster to the Liberty Stadium in Swansea as the Welsh region enjoy their first home game of the Guinness PRO14 season.
Toby Booth has rolled out the big guns once again as he looks to build on an impressive victory away to Edinburgh on the opening weekend.
The likes of Alun Wyn Jones, Justin Tipuric and Rhys Webb all start the match. Sam Parry is at hooker at the end of a week that saw his first call-up to the Wales squad on Tuesday.
Live coverage of the match can be found on Premier Sport but if you can’t tune in, stay here for live updates throughout the match.
KICK OFF AT 5:15PM
Ospreys: Dan Evans; Mat Protheroe, Owen Watkin, Keiran Williams, Luke Morgan, Stephen Myler, Rhys Webb; Nicky Smith, Sam Parry, Tom Botha, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Olly Cracknell, Justin Tipuric (Capt), Morgan Morris.
Replacements: Dewi Lake, Rhodri Jones, Ma’afu Fia, Bradley Davies, Dan Lydiate, Harri Morgan, Josh Thomas, Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler.
Ulster: Jacob Stockdale, Matt Faddes, James Hume, Stewart Moore, Rob Lyttle, Ian Madigan, John Cooney; Jack McGrath, Rob Herring, Marty Moore, Alan O’Connor, Iain Henderson (Capt), Matthew Rea, Marcus Rea, Marcell Coetzee.
Replacements: Adam McBurney, Eric O’Sullivan, Gareth Milasinovich, Kieran Treadwell, Greg Jones, David Shanahan, Louis Ludik, Sean Reidy.
Hi and welcome to our coverage of Ospreys v Ulster.
In a busy evening of PRO14 action, with all four provinces playing, Dan McFarland’s men face one of the tougher challenges.
They travel to face an Ospreys side that’ll have Welsh stars Alun Wyn Jones, Rhys Webb and Justin Tipuric at their disposal.
In team news, although named this week on the shortlist for the Zurich Player’s Player of the Year awards, scrum-half John Cooney has been omitted from Farrell’s 35-strong Ireland squad after he was dropped to the bench for the PRO14 final.
But he starts tonight, and he has a rejuvenated Ian Madigan as his half-back partner.
Marcus Rea makes his first start for the province, and is selected at openside – with his brother Matty beside him at blindside in the back row.
Matt Faddes returns to the starting side on the right wing and will join Jacob Stockdale at full-back and Rob Lyttle on the left wing.
Last week’s midfield duo of Stewart Moore and James Hume has been retained