Ayoola Erinle admits injuries have put a dampener on his first season for Biarritz in which he made his England debut and reached back-to-back Heineken Cup finals.
The former Wasps and Leicester centre, who made a summer switch to the Top 14, made his England debut coming off the bench against Australia followed by a first start against New Zealand in the autumn internationals.
But the 30-year-olddisappeared off Martin Johnson’s radar as he quickly as he came onto it and didn’t appear in the RBS 6 Nations.
And Erinle, who played in Leicester’s defeat to Leinster in last year’s Heineken final, admits he is not anticipating a recall to the England set-up any time soon.
“It’s been a really weird season for me and for the club – we’ve had a good showing in Europe but that has been our saving grace as the Top 14 hasn’t gone to plan at all.
“I’ve had the highs of being involved with England, which came as a welcome surprise, but then the injuries.
“I’ve had a fractured eye-socket and some niggles and that has really held me back from the amount of games I would have liked to have played.
“It was good to be back for last week’s game and play my part and hopefully I will do enough to get into the team for the final.
“After that I’m just focussing on getting myself fully fit. I’ve not even thought about England and the summer tour – I would say that was out of the question.
“The World Cup is probably out of the question for me too – all I’m thinking about is having a break to get myself fit.”