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Bath confirm talks with Gavin Henson

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Gavin Henson is in talks with Bath over a possible summer move to the Rec, the club has confirmed.

The 31-year-old is currently plying his trade at London Welsh, but has been unable to keep the Exiles in the Premiership during an injury-hit campaign.

Indeed, Henson has only made 11 appearances for Lyn Jones’ side this term, as his search for consistency continues.

Bath could offer the player a lifeline in rugby union’s top flight, but it might be in an unorthodox position as Tom Heathcote continues to impress at the number ten position.

The club told BBC Points West that Henson was “a great player and kicker who could be a mature number 12.”

Henson began his career at Llanelli before a move to Swansea in 2000. A switch to the Ospreys in 2003 propelled the fly-half into national attention, and he went on to win 33 caps and two Six Nations Grand Slams for Wales.

However, spells at Saracens, Toulon and Cardiff Blues all failed to rebuild his reputation, and his stint at the Kassam Stadium still leaves plenty of questions unanswered.

A move to Bath could propel Henson back into the spotlight though, with the club still challenging for a place in next season’s Heineken Cup.

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