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Gavin Henson sacked

Gavin Henson has been sacked by Cardiff Blues after his suspension for drunken behaviour on a flight from Glasgow on Saturday morning.

The 30 year old Welsh star had earlier apologised and said he was "truly embarrassed" by the incident.

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Cardiff Blues: Behaviour like that will not be tolerated

Cardiff Blues have confirmed they have sacked Gavin Henson Credit: PA

Blues chief executive Richard Holland said in a club statement: "The Cardiff Blues management have discussed the matter at length but have acted swiftly since the incident occurred on Saturday morning.

"Gavin admitted himself that his behaviour was totally unacceptable and the immediate termination of his contract sends out a clear message that behaviour like that will not be tolerated at the Blues.

"We have a duty to our supporters and sponsors to protect the good name of Cardiff Blues and those associated with our brand.

"Gavin Henson is obviously a talented rugby player and it's unfortunate that his career at the Blues has ended this way."

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