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Henson eyes Ospreys return

Gavin Henson is hoping he can make a return to Ospreys next season.

Henson officially left the Swansea-based side last year after a prolonged self-imposed exile from the game, initially joining Aviva Premiership club Saracens before going on to play in France's Top 14 with Toulon.

Henson, who does not have a club at present, is currently occupied with trying to claim a place in Wales' 30-man World Cup squad, but he said: "I have always said I hope the Ospreys would have me back. I haven't spoken to them yet, but they will be the first people I will speak to."

He added: "I just want to concentrate on Wales at the moment and try to get in that World Cup squad."

The race for World Cup places gathers pace this weekend when England arrive in Cardiff for Wales' penultimate Test match ahead of their departure to New Zealand.

Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies appear to be installed as Wales coach Warren Gatland's premier midfield pairing, while Scarlets youngster Scott Williams has impressed greatly in training and when he featured as a replacement at Twickenham on Saturday when England won 23-19.

Henson is expected to be handed a chance at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday in what would be only his second Wales appearance since March 2009.

"There is huge competition for places, and I just hope I get a chance in one of these games," he added.

"There are definitely three centres there at the moment, so I need to do something pretty special if I get the chance.

"It is about taking your chance and trying to get involved in this World Cup. I've never been to one, so it's huge for me."


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