Josh Drauniniu has unfinished business at London Welsh and if his second spell at the club proves to be anywhere near as prolific as his first, then the Exiles could be well on their way to a third Championship title in four years, writes Damian Dolan.

Joining Welsh from near neighbours Harlequins in 2010, the winger racked up 15 tries, including four against Moseley, in 23 Championship appearances to help the Exiles reach the semi-finals.

Agonisingly, however, a broken finger picked up in training in the week leading up to the Exiles’ last four clash with Cornish Pirates ruled Drauniniu out, and brought his sparkling season to a very anti-climactic end.

“It was a real downer for me; I really wanted to play for London Welsh and finish off on a good note, but obviously I didn’t. It was pretty sad for me, the way I left,” said Drauniniu, who moved to Worcester Warriors in 2011.

“I was pretty gutted for the boys who played and for coaches Phil [Greening] and Mike Friday, as they lost the semi-final.

“It was great to be part of that team, but this season we probably have a better team than we had that year. I can’t wait to get the season underway.

“I want to come back here and continue that winning style, and we could get into the finals.”

The winger is clearly intent on repeating that success second time around, and making up for that semi-final frustration.

“I’ve had some success here and I think I can come back and replicate that success. Coming back here is a challenge for me; to see if I can achieve that level of success again,” he said.

“The other motivation is the boys here and the coaches. Last season in the Premiership was disappointing and I got to see what the Championship is all about last season with Worcester. It’s going to be hard, but I can’t wait.”

The winger scored 24 tries in 54 appearances for Worcester and finished the 2012/13 season as the Warriors’ joint top try scorer.

Now back amidst the familiar surroundings of Old Deer Park, on his first day back for pre-season training, the good memories are not far away.

“It’s good to be back; Old Deer Park brings back a lot of fond memories and I can’t wait for the new season,” said Drauniniu.

“I spent one season here with a lot of great players. The [Lewis] twins are still here and Matt Corker, and the new boys are fitting in well and the boys who’ve been here the past few seasons have been very helpful.

“It’s good to be here and good to be back, and I can’t wait for the new season to start.”