Saturday 14 December 2019

James passed fit to boost Ospreys' final ambitions

Wales' prop Paul James. Photo: Getty Images
Wales' prop Paul James. Photo: Getty Images

Hugh Farrelly

THE Ospreys are set to bring a full-strength side to the RDS on Sunday for the Pro12 final as they seek to derail Leinster's ambition of an unprecedented Heineken Cup-league double.

There were concerns that Welsh Grand Slam-winning prop Paul James, who has made more appearances for the club than any other player and is facing into his final match before joining Bath, would miss out with a back injury.

However, forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys confirmed that James would be ready to face Leinster.

"Generally there does not seem to be too much to worry about, Paul has been training," he said.

Frenchman Romain Poite is set to take charge of the game, which will also see Leinster mark last Saturday's Heineken Cup triumph with a special celebration.

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