Zac Guildford may turn his back on a move to Waratahs in favour of playing for a Super Rugby side in New Zealand.
Waratahs could miss out on Zac Guildford after the former All Blacks winger revealed he has had a "rethink" over his decsion to join the Super Rugby club.
The 26-year-old, who spent the 2014-15 season with Clermont in France's Top 14, has signed with Hawke's Bay for the 2015 ITM Cup - New Zealand's domestic competition.
Guildford last week agreed to join Waratahs for the 2016 Super Rugby campaign, but may now take up the option of pulling out of the deal.
"I've had a rethink and I've decided it might be better to stay closer to home and family and friends," he told Hawke's Bay Today on Tuesday.
Guildford added: "There could be a bit of interest from New Zealand Super [Rugby] teams too."
The winger, who has played 11 Tests for New Zealand, has previously been on the books of the Hurricanes and the Crusaders.