All Blacks legend Justin Marshall is backing Wales centre Gavin Henson to bounce back in style this season and reclaim his place in the national team starting XV.
Marshall is convinced he can bring the best out of his new Ospreys team-mate, who had a torrid season last term.
Henson ended an unhappy campaign by withdrawing from Wales' summer tour of Argentina on fitness grounds.
Marshall told The Western Mail: ''Gavin is really looking forward to the new season.
''He didn't go on tour, so he's had the summer to work on his fitness and he's very keen to make an impression now.
''He's been working really hard in training and he's raring to go.
''He's looking to have a big year with the Ospreys and to get back into the Wales team.
''I would like to think that I can help him in that respect. He is a player who could complement a few of the things I do on the field and I think I could perhaps help him find a bit of space.
''That is why I am here - to make better players better and make myself a better player as well.''