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Gavin Henson handed debut for new club Bristol

Former Wales star Gavin Henson has been handed a debut for his new club Bristol this weekend in English rugby's second tier.

The 33-year-old was due to join Championship side Bristol at the end of the season, but was released by Premiership club Bath early, having not been picked since November.

Gavin Henson has joined Bristol, after 18 months with Bath. Credit: PA

Henson toured with the British Lions in 2005, after playing a leading role in Wales' Grand Slam that year, but the last of his 33 international caps came back in 2011.

He is due to line up at inside centre for Sunday's game against Moseley.


Gavin Henson picked in Wales Probables squad

Gavin Henson looks to have won a return to the international stage with Wales, after being named in the Probables squad, ahead of this summer's tour of South Africa.

He is one of 52 players selected by Wales for the return of the Probables vs. Possibles game on 30 May.

Utility back Gavin Henson has not played for Wales for over two years. Credit: PA

Henson, now 32 and playing for Bath, won the last of his 33 Wales caps in August 2011.

Rugby club investigates alleged Gavin Henson 'incident'

The 31-year-old Wales International joined Bath last month Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Bath Rugby is investigating reports of a fracas during a night out, allegedly involving Wales International Gavin Henson.

It has been reported that Henson, who joined the club last month, was punched during the incident in a city centre pub on Wednesday night.

A statement released by the club said: 'Bath Rugby can confirm there was a minor incident in the city centre on Wednesday night involving a few members of the playing squad.

'The club are investigating the matter as a priority and will only make a statement when further information is available.'

Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed they received a call but that no offences are being investigated as officers were not required to attend.

Henson's representatives could not be contacted earlier today.


Gavin Henson signs for Bath Rugby

Gavin Henson playing for London Welsh Credit: David Davies/PA Archive

Bath Rugby confirms it has signed Gavin Henson.

The 31-year-old will join the club from London Welsh in the summer.

"We know Gavin's qualities and have seen him work extremely hard for his team and perform at a consistently high level last season" says Head Coach Gary Gould.

"He is still a very ambitious man and the prospect of him playing at the Rec is an exciting one."

Henson out for six weeks

Gavin Henson is expected to be out of action for six weeks, after fracturing his cheekbone during a pre-season friendly for his new club London Welsh against the Scarlets on Saturday.

London Welsh can confirm that Gavin Henson suffered a minor fracture to his cheekbone during London Welsh's pre-season friendly with the Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday. It is anticipated that Gavin will return to full contact training in six weeks.

– London Welsh statement

The 30-year-old centre was injured while being tackled by Deacon Manu in the first minute of the game, but played on until the 33rd minute, before being taken to hospital for X-rays.

The Aviva Premiership starts next weekend, with London Welsh facing Leicester on Sunday.

London Welsh sign Gavin Henson

The controversy which has dogged Henson's career continued at Cardiff Blues Credit: Andrew Milligan / PA Wire

Gavin Henson has signed for newly-confirmed Aviva Premiership side London Welsh. The 30-year-old centre was sacked by Cardiff Blues in April after 'totally unacceptable' behaviour on a team flight.

London Welsh Head Coach Lyn Jones worked with Henson at the Ospreys between 2003 and 2008. Former Ospreys and Wales centre partner Sonny Parker is also a new teammate.

Jones said: "Gavin has a great talent but over the past three or four seasons he has not realised his full potential for a number of reasons that are well-documented. I sincerely hope and believe he can now draw a line under that period and move forward again with London Welsh."

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