Gavin Henson open to Dragons move
January 13, 2014
Gavin Henson has found first-team rugby limited at Bath © Getty Images
Former Wales international Gavin Henson has revealed he is keen to talk with the Dragons if he is not offered a new contract by Bath.
Henson joined Bath in the summer but has found his first-team opportunities limited with George Ford preferred at fly-half and Kyle Eastmond and Ollie Devoto ahead of him in the pecking order for the inside centre spot.
Henson, who started at outside centre against the Dragons on Saturday in the Amlin Challenge Cup, claims he is "loving it at Bath" and is hopeful of securing a new deal there.
"Bath signed me as cover and I was hoping I would push my way into the first team but it's been playing that well I haven't had too many chances," Henson told Wales Online. "When I joined them I didn't have a lot of options elsewhere but, irrespective of my future at Bath, I want to keep on playing rugby.
"I do feel I have a few more years of good rugby in me and I don't want to stop at the end of the season. If it's not at Bath, hopefully somebody else will want me."
However, if things do not work out at Bath, Henson would be keen to talk to the Dragons, who signed Wales veterans Aled Brew and Lee Byrne this week. The potential move would reunite him with his former Ospreys coach Lyn Jones.
"Things seem to be on the up at the Dragons with Lyn in charge and 'Byrney' and 'Brewy' on the way. Perhaps they'd be interested in me! Seriously, I'd consider anything. I've always enjoyed working with Lyn ... I'll have to have a word with him!"
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Communication error please reload the page.
Luke Donald kept himself in the hunt at the RBC Heritage with a second-round 69 to go two shots off the lead before play was suspended on Friday due to heavy rain
Mike Brown's decisive try continued Harlequins' late charge for a place in the Aviva Premiership play-offs and ended Leicester's seven-match winning league run
A round-up of the Easter weekend's matches in the Top 14
Atletico Madrid took another step towards the La Liga title with a hard-fought 2-0 win over struggling Elche at the Vicente Calderon
The ECB will announce a new England head coach on Saturday with Peter Moores, who was sacked from the role five years ago, set for a second chance at the job
The negatives may far outweigh the positives at Manchester United under David Moyes, but here we give you 10 things he has got right so far as manager at Old Trafford
Rafael Nadal's latest loss, as he went down to David Ferrer in the Monte Carlo Masters, signalled more than one bad day on clay, writes Matt Wilansky
Firdose Moonda looks at the moves towards greater integration within South African rugby ... and what the future holds
Which postwar British fighter held the European heavyweight title but never the British one?
Premier League Spotlight previews the weekend's top-flight fixtures, highlighting the key points to keep an eye on as the action unfolds.
Gareth Bale's stunning late solo goal settled the Copa del Rey final as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 at the Mestalla
Manchester United are edging closer to a £30 million deal for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, which would see them fend off Premier League rivals Chelsea for the youngster's signature
Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes that Samir Nasri is throwing away his chance at becoming a world-class player
David Moyes is being placed under greater pressure at Manchester United as the club's owners, the Glazer family, are demanding Europa League qualification, club sources have told ESPN
David Moyes is intensifying his scouting operations in preparation for what is likely to be a hectic summer for Manchester United, while top target Luke Shaw is also thought to be weighing up his options
Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the correlation between Tiger Woods' success and golf ratings and debate if he is the most important athlete to his sport
I am arguing with my friend, who thinks Vitali Klitschko is still a world champion - I thought he had retired. Who's right?
Thiago Alves feels like he's built up credit with whatever forces control injuries in mixed martial arts. After four surgeries in the last two years, he's paid up for a while
Sergio Perez finished third at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Have Force India ever had a finish on the podium before?
Even at the age of 49, Bernard Hopkins - who faces Beibut Shumenov in his 32nd world title fight in Washington on Saturday - remains a dedicated student of boxing, writes Steve Bunce