Yet, when he turned out for the Barbarians for the first time last May, he was genuinely unsure where the next chapter of his club career would play out.
Following Bryan Redpath's sudden departure from Gloucester, the Otley born centre, out of contract at Kingsholm, was left in limbo and explored other options on the table.
However, the arrival of new Director of Rugby Nigel Davies, saw Tindall's future sorted out pretty quickly and he's been a big part of what Gloucester have achieved so far this season.
Amidst all that uncertainty, Tindall was a revelation in the black and white of the Barbarians, scoring against England at Twickenham and then putting in a barnstorming performance against Ireland at his beloved Kingsholm, scoring another try in the process.
Speaking this week, he's quick to admit that his short time with the invitational XV had been an important one.
"Last summer the BaaBaas played a big role in giving me another avenue in looking at playing on another stage, to try to get something sorted for the following year.
"It gave me another chance and a bit of time to put big decisions off. I didn't expect to play all three games last year but I enjoyed that although I was a bit tired at the end of it!
"Then after that, it came around that I've got another year here at Gloucester, which I always wanted."
One of the Barbarians' fixtures this summer will be against the British and Irish Lions. Playing for the Lions is one of the few things that Tindall hasn't achieved in a glittering career, and he says playing against them is the next best thing.
"I've never been a Lion so, as soon as I knew this was there, last year with the Baa Baas, it was a massive driver for me to play on.
"Never being a Lion is probably the biggest regret I have in my career, with being injured at key times and the chances passing me by. So the chance to play against them is fantastic."
One change from his role last year, is that he'll be assisting Dai Young on the coaching front.
It's a logical development given his experience with Gloucester this season, and he knows that he'll be working with a top class squad.
"This wasn't something I expected, I probably put a little bit of pressure on last year, saying I wanted to play this year. But to get it nailed down is great.
"With one of the games being against the Lions, I think that the team that BaaBaas will field will be outstanding.
"There are a lot of players who will never get the chance to play against the Lions, or be in a Lions squad, the French and Italian guys for example, who will jump at the chance to be involved.
"So, it should be a pretty strong squad and to get the chance to play against the Lions in a place like Hong Kong will be a real highlight."