Cardiff forward Taulupe Faletau has made a timely return to boost Wales ahead of their opening clash of the Rugby World Cup against the Flying Fijians.
Faletau returns to training after missing all three warm-up matches with a calf injury.
Head coach Warren Gatland said Faletau is one of Wales’ most important players given his world-class ability and experience at the back of the scrum.
Gatland said the 32-year-old Tongan-born Number eight who has 100 caps for the country will be fit to start against Fiji.
Fly-half Gareth Anscombe is another player who sat out all Wales’ August campaign due to a thumb injury but it is hoped he too can be in contention to face Fiji.
Co-captain Dewi Lake, lock Dafydd Jenkins and Ryan Elias are also all recovering from knocks with an update on those players expected when Wales arrive in France.