Dumped Wallaby James O'Connor admits he needs a major lifestyle change to get another chance of playing for Australia.
He vowed to put country before cash after losing his lucrative ARU contract yesterday but that can only happen if he rejoins the Western Force on their terms.
After being cut by the Rebels, the Force are O'Connor's only chance of making it back to the Wallabies. Under ARU rules, Wallabies players must play for an Australian team.
It is understood that an English premiership club was making inquiries about him this week.
O'Connor, 23, said he needed to reassess his life.
"I've stuffed up," he said. "There have been a lot of slip-ups along the way.
"A lot of decisions have to be made, there are some tough calls in there, but at the moment it's about spending time with my family and working out what is going to be best for my future.
"I've been in this environment since I stepped out of school.
"There are always people out there that don't have your best interest at heart and it's being mature enough to figure that out.
"That's part of the process. It's not just about my rugby, it's about my whole life, it's about me as a person. It's going to be hard stepping away from everything I've been involved in.
"My goal is to get back into the Wallabies and work out how I can stay there."
The ARU has cut O'Connor from the last three months of his 2013 contract and refused to offer him a Wallabies deal for 2014, but a return is possible if he earns it.
O'Connor will lose about $500,000 from his Wallaby "top-up" and the Force can expect to get him at a bargain price.
The average salary for a Super Rugby player is about $135,000.
"I still want to talk to the Force, 100 per cent. I'll be in touch with them about next year and the future," he said.
"They have been very up front and honest. They have been very supportive over this whole process. I can't speak more highly of them."
Force chief executive Mark Sinderberry spoke to O'Connor after the ARU cut him.
"We'll continue discussions with him but it's got to be on the terms that we have laid out. He understands what the expectations are," Sinderberry said."My goal is to get back into the Wallabies and work out how I can stay there."" *James O'Connor *