United Rugby Championship: Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors (Sat) - hosts recall Wales stars

URC: Ospreys v Glasgow

Venue: Stadium, Swansea Date: Saturday, 11 November Kick off: 17:15 GMT

Coverage: Live commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Match report and highlights on the BBC Sport website and app. Highlights on Scrum V, Sunday, BBC Two Wales and online, Sunday, 12 November from 17:00 GMT and later on demand.

Ospreys have recalled Wales caps Adam Beard, Dewi Lake and Nicky Smith to start, with George North on the bench to face Glasgow Warriors on Saturday.

The quartet are back for the United Rugby Championship (URC) game after World Cup duty and beating the Barbarians last weekend.

Justin Tipuric, who played for the Baa-baas, reverts to leading Ospreys.

Ex-Wales Under-20s fly-half Dan Edwards could make his debut as a replacement from the bench.

Edwards' chance to cover Jack Walsh comes after Wales fly-half Owen Williams was ruled out by a hamstring injury.

Meanwhile, new signings via an arrangement with South African side Cheetahs have also joined up with the region, but none are included against Glasgow.

After losing their opening fixture at Connacht, Ospreys have enjoyed back-to-back successes against Zebre and Sharks so will be seeking a third consecutive victory.

Glasgow are fifth in the URC table after recording the second win of their campaign 20-9 at home to Stormers last weekend.

Ospreys head coach Toby Booth said: "Everyone knows what Franco (Smith) is doing there in conjunction with the Scottish way of playing. They're going to roll into town very confident.

"Glasgow are going to try to impose a very dynamic, fast style against us, so we'll have to produce defensive qualities like we showed against the Sharks.

"We've also got more strength in depth in our tight five this week with the returning internationals which will be a help."

Ospreys: Max Nagy; Luke Morgan, Keiran Williams, Owen Watkin, Mat Protheroe; Jack Walsh, Reuben Morgan-Williams; Nicky Smith, Dewi Lake, Ben Warren, Rhys Davies, Adam Beard, Harri Deaves, Justin Tipuric (capt), Morgan Morris.

Replacements: Ethan Lewis, Garyn Phillips. Tom Botha, James Fender, James Ratti, Luke Davies, George North, Dan Edwards.

Glasgow: TBC

Replacements: TBC

Referee: Andrea Piardi (FIR)

Assistant referees: Gwyn Morris & John Darcy (WRU)

TMO: Stefano Penne (FIR)

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