Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Henson set to join Cardiff

Gavin Henson

Wales centre Gavin Henson looks set to be unveiled as a Cardiff Blues player on Wednesday, after his agents appeared to confirm the deal on Twitter.

Henson, 29, has been without a club since being released by Toulon at the end of last season, and saw his dreams of appearing at the World Cup dashed when he suffered a wrist injury playing for Wales against England in August.

But his agents, Arruga Sports, tweeted on Tuesday: "Congratulations to Gavin Henson for signing with Cardiff Blues...Great news!"

A separate tweet also stated that Henson will be officially presented as a Blues player on Wednesday.

The tweets were later removed.

Henson, who has 33 caps to his name and was a Lions tourist in 2005, had also reportedly held talks over a return to the Ospreys, although the Liberty Stadium side maintained that any talks would only be held as a "courtesy" to the player.

Henson left the Ospreys in October 2010, negotiating a release from his contract after going on an extended period of unpaid leave.

He agreed a deal to join Aviva Premiership side Saracens but made just four appearances for them before switching to Toulon.

He initially made an encouraging start to his time in France, scoring a try on his debut, but was also suspended for a week after being involved in a nightclub altercation with two team-mates.

While Henson has produced his best rugby at inside centre, he has said fly-half is his favoured position. The Blues currently have Scotland international Dan Parks and former Wales cap Ceri Sweeney as their options at number 10.

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