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Wasps deny Henson signing

Wasps have denied signing Wales centre Gavin Henson.

The 28-year-old had reportedly agreed to join Wasps on a two-year deal after his stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

But the Aviva Premiership club have issued a brief statement which read: "Further to speculation and inaccurate reports in the media, London Wasps can confirm that no further signings have been made to their 2010/11 squad."

Henson has not played since suffering an ankle injury in March 2009, and he went on indefinite unpaid leave from the Ospreys last summer.

He is contracted to the Welsh region until the end of this season.

But Henson wants to play at the 2011 Rugby World Cup and he revealed earlier this week that his future with the Ospreys is in the hands of solicitors.

"I've never been to a Rugby World Cup which is coming up in 2011 and I'm thinking about training for that," he said.

"Hopefully I can get back into rugby, do well and get into the World Cup squad. It's the one thing that is not on my CV."

Wales players were left baffled this week when the Welsh Rugby Union used Henson to advertise the new Wales kit, despite the fact he has not played for 18 months.

"It's an interesting choice to say the least," said centre Jamie Roberts. "Whether Gavin Henson returns to rugby remains to be seen. Whatever he decides, Welsh rugby is not just about him. It's about the team and individuals working hard within that team."


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