Henson attracts Bristol interest

Date published: January 15 2015

Gavin Henson’s proposed move to Bristol could be edging closer after coach Sean Holley spoke of his admiration of the Welsh star.

The Bath centre played under Holley for six years while he was with the Ospreys, and has been heavily linked to a move to Bristol, where Holley is currently coaching in the Championship.

Henson’s deal with Bath runs out at the end of the season, and it is not yet clear if the club will extend his deal, while Bristol are very ambitious as they seek promotion to the top flight.

While Henson has had his troubles off the field, Holley believes the 32-year-old still has a lot to offer on the pitch.

“I’m a big admirer of him as a player,” said Holley.

“He’s a good guy to work with and I’d love to work with him again.

“We’ll just have to see if it happens to fit for all sides – which includes Gavin, ourselves and Bath.

“He’s lost his way off the field, no doubt, but watching him play for Bath this season – he’s got it back to how we remember him.

“He keeps himself in great shape and is a good professional.

“He seems in a pretty good place and probably he feels he owes the game something and owes himself something, with all the seasons he’s missed with injury or misadventure.”