Ospreys Alun-Wyn Jones feared for his international career following boss Warren Gatland's furious reaction to the lock's game-changing sin binning in the 30-17 RBS 6 Nations defeat to England.
England ran in 17 points in the time Jones languished in the sin bin for his senseless trip on hooker Dylan Hartley.
But after Gatland backtracked on his threat to axe Jones for the visit of Scotland on Saturday, the 24-year-old has vowed to make amends at the Millennium Stadium.
“At the time I thought it would jeopardise my international career,” said Jones.
“You’ve got to have that sort of view when you make those mistakes because obviously the opportunities to play are few and far between.
“Shaun Edwards (Wales assistant coach) spoke to me at half-time so I knew the severity of the viewpoint from the management, and rightly so.
“I’ve been given this second opportunity now, but I see every game as an opportunity. I have got it this week to obviously put some wrongs right – or a wrong right – from last week.”