The Scotland scrum-half, Chris Cusiter, has journeyed to Australia to join the Sydney-based Southern Districts club and pursue his quest for a place at the World Cup in New Zealand in the autumn.
The 28 year-old has been out of action with injury for most of the last year. However, Cusiter returned to Glasgow's colours last month and has subsequently appeared three times for the professional side in the Magners League.
Now, he has moved Down Under to carry on his recovery and is is expected that the former Scotland captain will turn out in four matches Down Under.
"I'm really excited about this. I really need to get more game time and, ideally, look to be as sharp as I can, to be in with a chance of World Cup selection," said Cusiter, who has already gained 52 international caps.
"I've had three games back with Glasgow, but I need to work on my match fitness. The Sydney club rugby competition is very strong, so I'll be able to play four games and learn a bit from the experience."
Cusiter would be an automatic pick in most people's eyes, but the emergence of Rory Lawson alongside Mike Blair has increased the competition for the No 9 jersey.
And the Glasgow man is fully aware that Scotland coach, Andy Robinson, will not choose anybody on past form unless they are up to speed at the moment.
Cusiter could make his debut on Saturday May 14 when his new team lock horns with Sydney University.