Gavin Henson returns to Wales on two-year deal

  • Gavin Henson is to join Newport Gwent Dragons in the summer
  • The double Grand-Slam winner currently plays for Premiership side Bristol
  • He also played one Test for the British and Irish Lions in 2005
Wales’ double Grand Slam winner Gavin Henson is to join Newport Gwent Dragons from Bristol in the summer on a two-year contract.

The 35-year-old won the last of his 33 Wales caps against England in 2011 and also played one Test for the British and Irish Lions in 2005.

After signing his contract, Henson commented: “I have really enjoyed my time here at Bristol but when the opportunity came along to join the Dragons and return to Wales, I couldn’t say no.


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“I still have loads to offer and I know what Kingsley wants from me. I’m especially looking forward to pitting myself against the current Welsh players, and hopefully becoming a catalyst and mentor for the tremendous talent that is in the Dragons squad.”

Dragons Head Coach, Kingsley Jones added: “This is a hugely important signing and exactly what we need to complement our existing squad.



“I am delighted that Gavin sees the potential within the Region and that he is excited about the prospect of assisting this group of backs with their development.

“Having worked with Gavin previously I am fully aware that he will bring critical experience on the field and inside the training environment.”

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