I’ve been reluctant to give Gavin Henson any more airtime after the latest episode that has resulted in a one-week suspension from Toulon, but his behaviour is just so remarkable.
Reports are suggesting that he had a few too many beers after they beat Toulouse on Saturday and then criticised captain Joe van Niekirk, and taunted Jonny Wilkinson, the golden boy of England and now France.
His one-week suspension means that he’ll probably not play again for Toulon this season, and that sort of incident is unlikely to carry any favours when renegotiating for next season.
There have been mixed views on Henson on this site, with some people writing him off as a waste of space, whilst some others are just as vocal in saying how important he is to the Welsh midfield, and that he should definitely be going to the Rugby World Cup later this year.
Personally, I’m in the first category. He was dreadful in his brief stint at Saracens, hardly looked interested in the game, and then claimed it was ‘a bit boring’ playing at outside centre. You may remember the Gavin Henson highlights clip we put together.
It was really no surprise when Saracens let him leave, but what was incredible to me was the fact that Toulon had signed him – what they thought they were getting I’m not sure, but I suspect they might know a little more about it now.
So what are your thoughts? Does he still have a chance of going to New Zealand? Does he deserve a place in the squad? Or is he really as brainless as he sounds and will find it hard to get a contract anywhere next season?
Take the highly-scientific poll below and then let us know your thoughts – we’ll find out the answer to this once and for all.