Gavin Henson handed another chance with Wales

Centre Gavin Henson has been given another chance to join the Welsh side for the up and coming Rugby World Cup in New Zealand this September by being selected for Wale’s next match against the Barbarians on Saturday.

It has been two years since the 29 year old featured in a red shirt and Henson has only just been released by French side Toulon and is currently without a club team.

Wales coach Warren Gatland insists the Welsh side require some depth and admits that Henson is already enjoying being back in the set up.

“It’s an opportunity for players like Gavin to do his talking on the rugby pitch, we have Andrew Bishop, Jamie Roberts, Jonathan Davies and now Scott Williams , but we need depth and hopefully Gavin does well and he puts some pressure on the established guys.”

Gatland added.

“He tells us it’s fantastic to be back in this environment, that he has really missed it and is loving his rugby at the moment and that’s a real positive for us, he knows he just needs to let his rugby do the talking now.”

Henson will play his preferred position at inside center alongside Scarlets center Jonathan Davies.

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