Connacht have struggled to get results against the Ospreys, with just one win since the 2007/08 season, so a maiden victory at the Liberty Stadium would give Pat Lam's men a big lift ahead of the international break.
The Ireland squad are in camp at Carton House this week as they prepare for the GUINNESS Series opener against South Africa. There are a number of players carrying injuries in the build up to the sold-out game.
Just ten days after landing in Galway, New Zealand-born centre Bundee Aki was in squad training today preparing for a likely debut appearance for Connacht when Pat Lam's men take on the Ospreys on Friday night.
The Munster squad's full focus is on the GUINNESS PRO12 this week as they build towards Saturday evening's round 7 meeting with Cardiff Blues in the Welsh capital. Check out some photos of the province training ahead of that game.
Ian Madigan talks us through a busy first day back in Ireland camp at Carton House. There are suits to be measured for, kit to try on, forms to be signed and all before the serious work starts ahead of the GUINNESS Series.
Leaders the Ospreys may be the only unbeaten team in the GUINNESS PRO12 following Glasgow Warriors' 29-9 loss in round 6, however it is the Scotsmen who lead the way in Europe, heading pool 4 with nine points out of a possible ten, and are currently the top seeds in the European Champions Cup.
It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Ulster development player Clive Ross, who made his second and third appearances for the province against Leicester Tigers and Toulon in the back-to-back European games.