The Ospreys travel to France needing a positive result to remain in the competition. A losing-bonus point or better will hand the Welsh region a chance in next week’s shoot-out with Leicester Tigers.

And their hopes of a famous victory at the Stade Aime Giral have increased after Dan Carter was ruled out with an Achilles injury.

Perpignan have a 100 per cent home record but the Ospreys secured an important bonus-point win in Treviso last time out.