As a tribute to Gavin Henson making his first start for Saracens, we’ve put together a showreel of his contributions to the game against Sale.
Needless to say, the video didn’t take long, but it’s representative of the contribution I saw – his performance was hugely disappointing after all the hype.
Following his brief cameo last week, Henson said that he gets a bit bored at 13 and would rather play at 10 or 12, but on this evidence, the Saracens coaches must be wondering whether he deserves a place at all.
The worst aspect of it was that he looked disinterested. I wanted to see him return to rugby with renewed hunger, demonstrating his desire to get back into the Welsh setup rather than just chatting about it in the media.
I’d like to see him withdraw from the spotlight a little, put the hard yards in at training and then look like he wants to have an impact when he’s next given a chance.