Henson 'quits' - report

Wales and Ospreys ace rumoured to be walking away from rugby

Last Updated: 14/07/09 7:20am

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Henson: Future doubts

Henson: Future doubts

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The future of Gavin Henson appears to be in the balance after reports claimed he was quitting rugby union for good.

The Sun has claimed Henson, who has been dogged by injuries in recent years, has informed club officials at the Ospreys that he is to hang up his boots.

Groin, knee, Achilles and shoulder problems had meant Henson had struggled for game time last season, and although he fought his way back into the Wales team to make three appearances in the RBS Six Nations an ankle injury cost him a place on the British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa.

The 27-year-old has reportedly now told the club he would not be returning to training as he needs a break away from the sport.

If Henson does decide to walk away from the sport, it will bring down the curtain on a colourful career.

The versatile back, who is able to play fly-half, centre and full-back, has scored 130 points in 31 appearances for Wales - and holds the record of 14 conversions from 14 attempts against Japan.

In 2001 he was named the IRB young player of the year and went to be part of the 2005 Lions tour to New Zealand.

For the Ospreys, Henson has made 98 appearances, scoring 788 points - including a 30-point haul against the Borders Reivers in 2004.

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