Belfast Telegraph

Home Sport Rugby

Booth dismisses Henson talk

London Irish boss Toby Booth claims there is "less than a one percent chance" of the Aviva Premiership club signing unsettled Wales star Gavin Henson.

Henson remains on unpaid leave from the Ospreys and has not played for 18 months after he entered a self-imposed rugby exile following his latest injury setback. His existing Ospreys contract expires at the end of this season and he has been linked with a possible London switch, although Wasps have denied making any moves for him and there appears little prospect of Henson ending up at Irish either, whether on-loan or permanently.

"I've had no contact on that front - the situation is pretty clear from our point of view," said Booth, following Sunday's 23-16 Premiership victory over Gloucester.

"It is not us doing Gavin Henson a favour, if he feels he wants to contribute (to the club) we will have a conversation.

"But we haven't spoken to him, and I don't expect to speak to him. We haven't considered it.

"It would be my decision, but we haven't held a conversation about it. There is less than a one percent chance."


From Belfast Telegraph