Ospreys coach Steve Tandy has paid tribute to his side's veteran prop Adam Jones ahead of Friday's PRO12 clash with Zebre at the Liberty Stadium.
Jones takes over the captaincy from Kahn Fotuali'i, who is replaced at scrum-half by Rhys Webb in one of seven changes to the side that beat the Dragons in their last match on New Year's Eve.
Tandy believes that Jones will do well in his new role as captain.
"Adam will lead the team tonight," he told the South Wales Evening Post.
"He's a true Osprey and anyone who has watched him during the Scarlets and Dragons games will understand what it means to him to play for his region.
"He's got plenty of experience, and has the respect which comes from his achievements with the Ospreys, and he will make a good captain."