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Fitness boost for Ospreys

Guinness PRO12 Editor

24 May 2010


The Ospreys have been handed a fitness boost ahead of this weekend’s Magners League Grand Final.

Star flanker Jerry Collins took a heavy knock during the Play-Off semi-final win over Glasgow Warriors but coach Sean Holley is confident he will travel to Dublin for Saturday’s season climax.

"I’m no medical expert, but I do know he’s a tough individual,” said Holley, whose side will be looking to claim their third Magners League crown when they face Leinster at the RDS.

"I think he’ll be OK and that’s the most important thing."

Collins has been a massive hit with the Liberty Stadium faithful since his move from Toulon two years ago.

The former All Blacks sensation has formed a hugely impressive back row trio alongside fellow New Zealander Marty Holah and Wales skipper Ryan Jones, with a star-studded Ospreys backline gaining plenty of possession on the back of their hard graft.

Collins was rewarded for a fine individual season when he received the club’s Players’ Player of the Year award last week.