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Wednesday 18 January 2017

'Toulon sack Henson'

Published 26/04/2011 | 13:22

Gavin Henson Photo: Getty Images
Gavin Henson Photo: Getty Images

Gavin Henson's ill-fated Toulon career is over after only two games, according to reports in France.

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Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has decided the Welshman will not play for the French side again following his involvement in a brawl with team-mates earlier this month.

Henson, 29, joined the Top 14 club in February but made only two appearances before the altercation following a victory over Toulouse led to him being suspended.

Henson joined Toulon on a short-term contract in February, hoping to convince head coach Philippe Saint-Andre to give him a new two-year deal, as well as reviving his Wales career ahead of the World Cup.

The 29-year-old was initially hampered by a hamstring injury, but made a try-scoring debut against Stade Francais and made his second start in the victory over Toulouse.

But the former Ospreys man, who joined Toulon after a short and ill-fated spell with Saracens, now looks certain to miss out on an international return and faces an uncertain future.

Henson last played for Wales in the 2009 Six Nations before a combination of personal problems and injuries prompted him to take unpaid leave from the Ospreys.

After some reality television appearances, he signed with Saracens to end an 18-month period out of the game.





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