Monday 20 November 2017

Henson ready for Bristol bow as Carter eases fears over injury

Ireland players keep warm after floodlight failure in their Women's Six Nations clash against France at Ashbourne RFC, Co. Meath
Ireland players keep warm after floodlight failure in their Women's Six Nations clash against France at Ashbourne RFC, Co. Meath

Gavin Henson will make his Bristol debut in tomorrow’s Greene King IPA Championship clash against Moseley at Ashton Gate.

The 33-year-old Wales international was released by Bath earlier this week to link up with Bristol. He had been due to join Bath’s west country neighbours at the end of this season.

And Bristol boss Andy Robinson has wasted no time in giving Henson his chance, fielding him at inside centre for Moseley’s visit.

Meanwhile, All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter says a leg injury he suffered during the Crusaders’ 20-10 loss to the Melbourne Rebels in the first round of Super Rugby yesterday is “not serious.”

Carter was injured during the second half of the match in Christchurch but stayed on the field for 10 minutes before limping to the sidelines.

He told reporters later he expected to be fit to play against the Highlanders in the Crusaders’ second round match next weekend.

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