Hooker Steve Thompson still has hopes of a return to the England team, less than a year after a serious neck injury forced him to retire.
Thompson announced last spring that his career was over, after he hurt his neck playing for Northampton against Biarritz in January.
A World Cup-winner with England in 2003, he became coach of Brive.
But after medical advice, the 29-year-old is playing for his club again - and is not ruling out an England recall after figuring as a substitute for Brive against Connacht in the European Challenge Cup at the weekend.
'I didn't think I was going to be ready to play until December,' he told Eurosport. 'I thought I might get on for 10 minutes - but I played for over an hour.
'I'd more or less accepted that I wasn't going to play again, so it's great to be back.
'I never retired from international rugby - and if the opportunity arises to play for England again I'd jump at it.'
Before Will Greenwood started breaking down moves off the field, he was doing the business on it - and no match better illustrated the type of marauding centre he was than in a virtuoso performance against Wales.