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Henson to tour with Lions in 2013?

01st December 2010 09:47


Gavin Henson Saracens training kick

Henson: Door open for Welshman

Welsh international centre Gavin Henson could form part of the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia in 2013.

This is according to former Scotland and Lions ace Andy Irvine, who will manage the tour Down Under.

After taking a break from rugby and spending 18 months on the sidelines, 28-year old Henson recently joined English outfit Saracens.

But Irvine says Henson still has a long way to go in order to get back to the form which saw him win Grand Slams with Wales in the Six Nations Championship in 2005 and 2008.

"He really needs to get his head sorted out and get into physical shape because he's been out of the game for a long time now," Irvine told BBC Sport Wales.

"If he gets sorted he could potentially come into the reckoning again.

"An awful lot depends on what [Henson] wants to do.

"He really has to show he seriously means business and that rugby is his first priority."