Wales' record international try-scorer Shane Williams is set to do a U-turn on his rugby retirement and play for a Japanese side next season.
The 35-year-old former Ospreys wing is expected to sign for the Mitsubishi Dynaboars in Division Two of the Japanese League on a one year deal.
Williams scored twice in his final competitive game as Ospreys won the Pro12 league final by beating Leinster
Williams' final UK appearance was in Barbarians' loss to Wales
Williams announced his retirement from rugby
in February after he turned down Ospreys' offer to extend his playing career with the Welsh region to a 10th season.
The 2008 International Rugby Board player of the year quit Test rugby
in December, with 58 tries in 87 games for his country and two in four Tests for the British and Irish Lions.
Williams signed off from the international stage in typical fashion, scoring a last-gasp try in the 18-24 defeat to Australia
in Cardiff on 3 December.
The double-Grand Slam winner was also Ospreys' record try-scorer, with 57 touch downs in 141 matches, and scored late on in his last game for both club and country.
Williams was expected to continue his association with the Ospreys next season by taking up an ambassadorial role
with the Liberty Stadium club but it is unclear if he will still undertake that role.