It may seem a tad unfair to dismiss him after just two games, but Gavin Henson faces a growing battle to prove to a large band of doubters in Wales that he should be included in their Six Nations squad.
Henson has had two run outs for Premiership side Saracens since his return from self-imposed exile, but after he failed to produce any kind of form in the 28-22 loss at Sale more and more observers are claiming that he should not be anywhere near the Wales set up.
Fortunately for the double Grand Slam winner, that group of sceptics appears not to include the person who matters most, Wales coach Warren Gatland - who this week included Henson in a group of 40 players for pre-Six Nations fitness testing.
But fitness is unlikely to be the biggest battle facing the controversial Henson, whose Strictly Come Dancing appearances and celebrity profile have alienated former Wales players and fans alike.
Welsh great Jonathan Davies knows a thing or two about talent and was adamant in a recent interview that Henson must not be selected on reputation alone; he must first prove that he is worthy of a place, insisted the dual code international.
Davies explained how Henson is a 'natural' player, and therefore requires game time to rediscover his form - more so than most, and certainly more than those with a prescriptive approach.
However, one thing Henson does not have is time. Wales are due to announce their Six Nations squad on January 16, which leaves him just two more games to show his worth - assuming Saracens select him.
Saracens could also do him a favour by picking him at his preferred position of inside centre and not at 13, as they did against Sale when he failed to get into the game and often looked off the pace.
Davies admitted that he had grown tired of talking about Henson, who has attracted no end of media attention in Wales since he announced his comeback - which is another obstacle Henson has to overcome.
Oval Talk suspects Henson has as much of a challenge to get his profile right in the goldfish bowl of Welsh rugby as he does to prove his form.
The 28-year-old has always been a divisive figure because it can appear he cares more about his image than he does about the jersey. With his fake tan, body grooming and striking hairdos, it is easy to see why.
Now OT is a big fan of Henson's and thinks Wales should take a punt on him, but for goodness sake isn't it about time he showed that he cared more about his rugby than he does about his off-field activities?
OT accepts that Henson is shy by nature and perhaps unable to fully articulate his true feelings. But he's obviously had some help with his celebrity image, and it's about time he had some assistance with his rugby image.
Tell us that you want to play again for Wales because it is a huge, huge honour, not because you want to play in a World Cup as if it is another box for you to tick.
Nor do Henson's emotions on the field endear him to fans, Welsh or otherwise. When have we ever seen him riled up, passionate and appearing to give everything to the cause?
Athletes have different ways of getting focused and remaining in the zone, but too often Henson looks stoical, irrespective of how he or his team are doing. No smile, no grimace, no gritted teeth.
OT hopes Henson gets a chance in the Six Nations next month. In fact, it hopes he has a starring role and finally proves that it is rugby that matters most to this hugely-gifted player.