O’Connor wants a return to the Wallabies after the ARU tore up his contract in 2013.
James O’Connor has targeted a World Cup comeback with the Wallabies, although the Toulon player isn’t sure if it’s a genuine possibility.
The 24-year-old left Australian rugby in disgrace last year when the Australian Rugby Union stood him down following an alleged alcohol-fuelled incident at Perth Airport.
O’Connor has his ARU contract torn up, rendering him ineligible to play for the Wallabies, forcing him to move to Aviva Premiership club London Irish.
The back has now joined Top 14 glamour club Toulon after a season with Irish, but is rumoured to make a return to Super 14 with the Queensland Reds next year, though he couldn’t reveal if that would be the case.
“I can’t say much because I don’t really know myself to be honest,” O’Connor told French website Rugbyrama.
“Of course I want to play in the Rugby World Cup and wear the shirt of my country once again. But there are lots of rules and it’s complicated.
“I’ll continue to discuss with the powers that be if it’s feasible. But for now, I want to focus on what I’m doing here at Toulon and to win titles.”
O’Connor declared that he has put his tumultuous past behind him and is now fully concentrated on rugby.
“That’s all finished and behind me. Now I’m in an ideal environment. I’m concentrating on playing well and winning titles. I think this is the best place to do that,” stated O’Connor.
“I feel very good. It’s just my opinion, but I feel like I’ve joined the best team in the world.
“I’ve met some of the squad and we’ve had a weights session and then a run. The vibes are good. I hope that we’ll have a great season after what was achieved last time.
“The team was very competitive and achieved great things. This year there’s even more competition in the squad and I think that’ll help the performances of the team.”