Former Wales international Sonny Parker has more than come to terms with life in the twilight of his career, but will not finish until London Welsh are back in the top flight.

The 36-year-old made the first appearance of his second season at Old Deer Park in Saturday’s 32-26 British & Irish Cup defeat to London Scottish.

And he hopes there is plenty more to come.

“Rugby is only a short time in your life,” said Parker.

“Obviously, I have been doing it for a while, but I’m still enjoying it and there’s plenty of time to do other things.

“I’ve got opportunities to do other things outside of rugby if I want to. I just want to keep playing until mentally or physically I can’t do it anymore.”

Welsh travel to Pontypridd tomorrow, for whom Parker made 109 appearances for the hosts at the beginning of his career in the late 90s.