Andy Powell could be the man to help Cardiff Blues turn their season around.
Blues boss Dai Young says the Lions Number 8 will have a role to play as his side go for Amlin Challenge Cup glory.
Powell found himself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons earlier this year when , whilst under the influence of alcohol, he took a golf buggy from the Wales teams' hotel and drove on a public highway.
That indiscretion earned him expulsion from the national squad, a £1000 fine and a 15 month driving ban.
On top of that, Powell has missed matches for the Blues, including last weekend's 33-24 win over Ulster.
But Young has rejected suggestions that speculation over Andy Powell's future was behind his decision to overlook the Wales international against Ulster.
"Andy will play a big part in the run-in to the end of the season.
"But that is just press speculation and those reasons given there have nothing to do with his absence against Ulster.
"But we just felt against Ulster that he had played the last two games while Maama Molitika has been on the bench.
"So it is a matter of utilising your squad and making sure that every game we go into that we are not fielding a tired team."
The Blues play Newcastle Falcons on Sunday (15:00) in the fourth Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.