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Gavin Henson on Cardiff Blues' false promises and a possible coaching career

By Peteso Cannon
Gavin Henson pulling the strings for the Dragons

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At 36 years of age, Gavin Henson is certainly in the twilight of his rugby playing career but has intimated that he is interested in a possible future role as a coach.

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Henson feels it’s a position that would come naturally to him, saying “it (coaching) might be something I’ll probably go down, I naturally do it with the players.”

“It’s in me to do, but I worry how much time it’ll take up, because I want to be good, and it’ll be a 24-hour job.”

Henson has been given assurances by Dragons Coach Bernard Jackman that he fully intends to activate the second year of his contract with the Newport based side.

“As a player, it’s not as much time. That’s why I’m trying to stay as a player, I think it’s easier,” said Henson.

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The flyhalf also spoke briefly on the Dragons boxing day opponents, Cardiff Blues and his sour ending with the club, having been sacked after misbehaving while drunk on a return flight from playing Glasgow.

“That was awful,” said Henson.

“That was a terrible time for me personally, I made a bad decision and paid for it massively. Not a great moment in my career, but I learnt from it.”

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“It wasn’t a great move for me going to Cardiff Blues, it was a bit naive from me and my agent at the time.”

“Cardiff Blues made false promises and I was naive.”

“I was going to be signed as a 10 or 12 and it just didn’t really happen, I just played full-back and didn’t run in those positions in training.”

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