Former Wales flanker Martyn Williams hopes Dan Lydiate will rejoin Newport Gwent Dragons but thinks he will end up at Ospreys.
Team news ahead of the Pro12 game at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.
Racing Metro announce Dan Lydiate is to return to Wales after reaching a mutual agreement with the French club.
Ospreys sign Cardiff Blues forward Ieuan Jones on one-month loan to cover for injured Morgan Allen and Joe Bearman.
Wales prop Paul James will return to Ospreys next season from English Premiership side Bath after signing a two-year deal.
Ospreys head coach Steve Tandy hopes centre Ashley Beck will return from his hip injury against Connacht on Friday.
Ospreys skipper Alun Wyn Jones believes George North has improved since moving to Northampton from Scarlets.
Forwards coach Chris Gibbes unhappy after Ospreys contribute to their own downfall against rampant Northampton in the European Champions Cup.
Four tries from Wales wing George North see Northampton end Ospreys' unbeaten start to the season with a big Champions Cup win.
Osprey wing Eli Walker's hopes of a late call-up for Wales in November are ended by fresh ankle ligament injury.
New WRU chief Gareth Davies believes £3.3m fund should be used for home-based talent such as Liam Williams, not exiled stars.
Ospreys confirm number eight Dan Baker suffered "no serious injury" in the European Rugby Champions Cup win over Treviso.
Ospreys' trip to Northampton Saints will be a true test of their European ambitions says fly-half Dan Biggar after their win over Treviso.
Dan Evans scores twice as Ospreys post a comfortable European Rugby Champions Cup win over Treviso in Swansea.
Outgoing WRU chairman David Pickering and board member Gerald Davies may be in running for Pro12 chairman's role.
Ospreys' former Racing Metro centre Josh Matavesi says it's understandable if internationals want to return to Wales from France.
Ospreys are to play their first competitive fixture at Neath RFC's Gnoll for nine years when they play Saracens in November.
Warren Gatland says the WRU has not "instigated contact" with Racing Metro's Wales trio, Jamie Roberts, Mike Phillips and Dan Lydiate.
Ospreys coach Steve Tandy says half-backs Dan Biggar and Rhys Webb are "putting their hands up" for Wales' autumn tests.
Dan Biggar's flawless kicking display helps Ospreys to a comfortable Pro12 derby win over Cardiff Blues in Swansea.
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Scrum V's Ross Harries assesses fearsome front rows and canny operators in his guide to the Welsh regions ahead of the new Pro12 season.
Wales lock Ian Evans expects to make a decision over his long-term Ospreys future in January.
Scrum V presenter Ross Harries expects a battle royale as Scarlets and Ospreys battle for the last remaining Pro12 play-off place