Ireland veteran centre Brian O'Driscoll hasn't ruled out the possibility of ending his career with a swansong season in Super Rugby.
The 33-year-old Leinster star, who is contracted to the three-time Heineken Cup champions until 2013, is reportedly looking to have a crack at Super Rugby before he retires and - if all goes according to plan - could link up with the Waratahs in Sydney.
Former Leinster boss Michael Cheika was recently appointed new Waratahs coach, and the pair could be reunited following the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia in 2013.
The second most-capped international of all time, boasting 126 appearances for his country, admitted that he's made "minor inquiries" about playing a year of Super Rugby.
"The three best teams in the world make up the Super 15 and, and you look at the individuals and you look at the calibre of the sides and the quality of Super Rugby and the intensity of it, obviously it is a hugely high standard," O'Driscoll told The Daily Telegraph.
"My time might have passed on that front but I'm definitely a never-say-never sort of person.
"What excites me is the challenge playing against the calibre of player you are playing week in, week out down there," he added.
"That is an exciting prospect. But whether all the pieces fit, I don't know."