This season we have seen the return of Gavin Henson to rugby union. The London Welsh fly half is one of the most high profile players in the northern hemisphere and was beginning to show his talent again until injury stopped him in his tracks.
So far this season he has made four competitive appearances for his new side and managed forty points from his boot. We got the opportunity to catch up with Henson and this is what he had to say:
How is your season going so far?
Great as a team, we have really surprised a few who doubted us. Personally I feel good and I’m loving being back training day to day. I’ve had a calf injury recently which is frustrating as I just want to get out there and play.
How are you finding the Aviva Premiership?
Good and very competitive – any team can beat anyone on their day.
Are you enjoying playing 10 and goal kicking again?
Yes of course! I love the pressure of playing 10 and love to play a running game bringing the backs into play. We’ve played a lot in the forwards in the first half of the season and the grounds not been great but hopefully that will change come spring.
Why did you choose XBlades?
The brand really stood out for me. They are really big in Australia and knowing some of the stars who wear them and the feedback they told me I knew they would be right for me.
Why did you choose the Wild Thing range?
I felt the design was different and the colours were right for me playing in red for London Welsh and hopefully Wales again. They are also a lightweight boot.
What do you look for in a pair of Rugby Boots?
Comfort & protection are a must for me and I like to look good which I feel I do in the Xblades boot.
Do you prefer moulds/blades or studs?
I’ve always preferred to train and play in blades for comfort and protection reasons however when I play, I play with a stud boot on my left foot (my planting foot when kicking) and a bladed boot on my right.
Any superstitions before a game?
Is the Lions tour to Australia at the end of the year a goal of yours?
Of course I love the big games and big game pressure, however it’s a long way off at the moment. My focus is on London Welsh and keeping us in the Premiership right now.