Wales boss Warren Gatland claims it would be "fantastic" to see Gavin Henson feature again in his Test match plans.
The Ospreys centre is currently on extended leave from rugby as he looks to regain full fitness after his latest injury setback.
Speculation has surrounded the 27-year-old and whether he will play again, although both Henson and his regional team the Ospreys have denied repeated rumours that he could quit the sport.
Henson, capped 31 times, has not played for Wales since last season’s 17-15 RBS 6 Nations defeat against Grand Slam champions Ireland at the Millennium Stadium.
“I haven’t spoken to Gavin, but it would be fantastic to see him come back in,” said Gatland.
“It’s not just his attacking ability, but his defensive qualities as well. He’s a big, powerful rugby player.
“I haven’t spoken to the Ospreys in terms of whether he is going to come back, but it would be fantastic for Gavin to come back and be available.
“I just think of the quality we’ve got to come back into the side - Adam Jones, Lee Byrne, Mike Phillips, Gavin Henson possibly.”