ESPN SCRUM

/ Aviva Premiership 2013-14

/ Story

Aviva Premiership
Henson 'embarrassed' by pub incident
ESPN Staff
August 20, 2013
Gavin Henson turned out for London Welsh last season © Getty Images
Enlarge

Bath Rugby's Gavin Henson admits he was left embarrassed by the incident on a team social which left him knocked out on the floor of a city centre pub The Pig and Fiddle.

Henson was punched by team-mate Carl Fearns just a month into his contract with Bath. The incident made its way onto YouTube and the pair received fines and a warning from the club. But Henson is keen to focus on the future rather than the past and is trying to put the incident behind him.

"It wasn't a great start to my Bath career and I'd like to put that behind me," Henson told BBC Radio Bristol. "Hopefully I can get out on the field and people will see me as just a rugby player. That wasn't a great moment but you have to have these team bonding sessions. Daft things seem to happen when I go out.

"It was a bit embarrassing and not a great thing for the club but I like to think the squad grew closer together after that. I had a big headache that day and I went down quite easily. Maybe we will have a charity boxing match at the end of the year so I can get a bit of respect back."

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd

Live Sports

Communication error please reload the page.

  • Latest
  • Most Viewed
  • News
  • Features
  • Rugby

    Scotland coaching box door shattered after defeat

    The frustrations of coaching were never more evident than after Scotland slumped to a last-minute defeat by Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday

  • Football

    Wenger relieved to shake off European hangover

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger welcomed a positive response to midweek European misery as his team beat Everton 2-0 at Emirates Stadium

  • Tennis

    Nadal claims first title in nearly nine months

    Rafael Nadal lifted his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4 6-1 at the Argentina Open

  • Football

    Mourinho: I need to feed myself with titles

    Jose Mourinho was overjoyed to satisfy his hunger for silverware with a first trophy of his second spell as Chelsea manager following a 2-0 Capital One Cup final defeat of Tottenham at Wembley

  • Rugby

    Connacht rout Treviso to boost European hopes

    Connacht gave their bid to finish in the top half of the Guinness PRO12 a big lift with a 53-5 bonus-point win over Benetton Treviso

  • News
  • Features
  • Mishits

    Noel Gallagher hails 'the Brodge's' powers of recovery

    Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher marked his return to football punditry by coining a new name for Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

  • Rewind to 2003

    Galacticos and Red Devils serve up classic

    We rewind to 2003 when Real Madrid brought a park attitude to their Champions League clash with Manchester United and played out a 4-3 thriller

  • Rewind To 1988

    The real Cool Runnings

    The tale of the Jamaica bobsled team who triumphed against the odds at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics is embedded in pop culture more than 25 years on, writes Nick Atkin

  • UFC

    Top 10 best UFC fighters of all time

    Some of the best fighters to ever glove up have plied their trade in the Octagon - now ESPN list the 10 best who have fought under the UFC banner

  • Week in Words

    Giroud gets emotional

    In the latest edition of ESPN's Week in Words, Olivier Giroud gets emotional, Dimitar Berbatov is a bit smug, Arsene Wenger is hurting and Rory McIlroy is "p***** off"

Sponsored Links
Make Huge Income from your Home
Download your Free Guide And Learn How To Increase Your Monthly Income
Make $170 in 60 seconds!
Google Vs Facebook, 60 sec. knock out! Choose a champion, Become a Winner!
Make $25 in 1 Minute!
Start trading with the biggest broker! Register now to receive $25 for FREE!