London Irish centre Setaimata Sa is targeting a pre-season comeback after undergoing knee surgery in the off-season.
The former Rugby League star endured a frustrating first campaign in England due to visa complications and then a persistent knee injury.
Sa made only one performance for Irish in 2012-2013, an impressive cameo against Northampton Saints, but is now targeting a return against Munster in Irish's final pre-season clash before the season opener against Saracens at Twickenham.
"I probably could have played a couple more games after my debut against Northampton, but I thought it was better to get the op done straight away so I could have as much time as possible preparing for the new season," said Sa to getReading.
"It has been a frustrating time, but I am here now so I have to look forward, not backwards. I want to have a good year and make a big impact.
"The club has been really good to me, supported my family. The boys are a good bunch - the coaching staff too.
"We have been training really well so hopefully we can make a big impact early on instead of at the back end of the season like we did last year."
"I am trying to get back after six months - that will be the Munster game. I have just started running this week. It's Alter-G (anti-gravity) running, which takes a bit of your bodyweight off you.
"I've been doing that with 60 per cent, 70 per cent, 80 per cent of my bodyweight to take a bit of the load off my knee. My target now is to try to stay healthy and make the team.
"The boys have been training really hard and done all the pre-season work so I am not guaranteed a spot. But that makes me push a bit harder.
"I don't expect to just walk straight into the team. I have to earn my right. As soon as I get fit I will be pushing as hard as I can."