ALUN Wyn Jones returns to the Ospreys starting line-up for the first time in almost four months when the Pro12 champions take on Connacht in Galway on Friday evening.
The second row started his comeback from a serious shoulder injury in Ulster last week and will captain the side at The Sportsground.
It will be his first appearance in an Ospreys run-on team since the 26-9 win over Connacht in Swansea in October.
Jones takes over from Lloyd Peers, who drops to the bench, while the only other change from the side that defeated league leaders Ulster at Ravenhill last Friday sees Duncan Jones resume at loose-head, with Ryan Bevington on duty with Wales.
Ospreys: R. Fussell; T. Habberfield, T. Isaacs, J. Spratt, B. John; M. Morgan, K. Fotuali'i; D. Jones, S. Baldwin, C. Griffiths, A. W. Jones (capt), J. King, J. Bearman, M. Allen, S. Lewis. Reps: M. Dwyer, M. Thomas, D. Arhip, L. Peers, J. Thomas, A. Ellis/S. Davies, R. Webb, R. Jones.