Jonny Wilkinson will return to his spiritual rugby home for what could be a farewell visit.
Although Wilkinson lines up at the Twickenham Stoop rather than English rugby headquarters across the road, where he regularly enhanced his superstar status, he is back on familiar territory in an all-French Amlin Challenge Cup final between Toulon and Biarritz.
Wilkinson, 33 next week, called time on his 91-cap England career last December after scoring almost 2,000 Test points.
And although the familiar white England shirt has now been replaced by Toulon's black and red, he remains the pivotal figure of an expensively-assembled squad drawn from across planet rugby.
"The guy is very influential in our team," Toulon's South African skipper Joe van Niekerk said.
"He is one of those players who only comes round every 10 years, if that. To have him in our team is exceptional."
Wilkinson is relishing Friday night's final that will see Toulon targeting a first major trophy for 20 years.
They had a golden chance in the final of the same competition two years ago against Cardiff Blues at Marseille's Stade Velodrome, but Toulon unravelled once Wilkinson went off injured.
"It's a joy to get back to England play, especially just across the road from headquarters," he said.
"I have always enjoyed playing at the Twickenham Stoop. It's a great ground, and it is also the area where I grew up as a kid.
"We have been going about our business game in, game out, and you never know where it is going to take you. This week, we have an opportunity to play in a final.
"You have got to make the most of it, and that is certainly what I will be doing."
Wilkinson has adapted seamlessly to life in France, and he has lost none of his match-winning stardust judging by last month's semi-final victory over Stade Francais.
Wilkinson kicked 27 points during a gripping 32-29 success, landing a decisive drop-goal just 45 seconds from time.
"It's a different way of life in France, and that kind of transposes itself in the way the game is played. It has been a joy for me, but it is tough to put into words," he added.
"We know we have had to prepare well for this game. Biarritz are a team that has shown its calibre in Europe many, many times.
"And what I have learnt from playing in France is that teams are able to turn a game in a second.
"You might be down the other team's end of the field and you think everything is quiet, then suddenly you are under your own posts and the game has changed.
"You have got to be switched on the whole time.
"The 2010 final was tough to take, watching it slip by during the last 10 minutes, but the great thing about rugby is that it gives you a chance to get on your feet and have another go."
While Wilkinson no longer needs to press home his international credentials, Toulon team-mate Steffon Armitage could provide further ammunition for his army of admirers bemused that he missed out on a place in England's South Africa-bound tour squad.
Ex-London Irish flanker Armitage's consistent form this term - he was recently named French newspaper Midi Olympique's player of the season - possibly made him the leading openside option available to red rose head coach Stuart Lancaster.
"I moved to Toulon to get back my love of playing rugby," Armitage said.
"There is no pressure on me. I can just concentrate on my own game, and playing with some really great guys gives you the extra incentive.
"Toulon are the type of club where if you are not playing well there are always others to come in, so you know you really have to work hard to keep your place.
"I believe I am learning with every game. With so many great flankers at the club you have to perform week in and week out to keep your spot.
"Ever since I arrived here I have been aware that Toulon have been waiting a long time for this, and being in the Amlin Challenge Cup final means the world to them.
"It also means a lot to me, as I have never won anything either, so it is going to be a huge game.
"Both clubs have so much to play for in the final. We have not won a cup for years, so we are really fired up for that, and we will be dangerous because we know we have to win something this season."