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Henson faces Toulon boot after bust-up

Gavin Henson's one-week suspension for a breach of club discipline has thrown his Toulon future into doubt and cast a shadow over his World Cup aspirations.

Toulon would confirm only that Henson had broken the club's code of conduct and would miss next Saturday's crucial game against Perpignan. But reports in France stated the Wales international had fought with team-mates after last weekend's 21-9 victory over Toulouse in Marseille.

Henson, who joined Toulon on a short-term contract in February, had been hoping to convince head coach Philippe Saint-Andre to give him a new two-year deal.

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. With no guarantee of a place in the end-of-season play-offs, Toulon's season could end with a game in Montpellier in 11 days' time.


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