Henson reveals World Cup desire

Gavin HensonBath utility back Gavin Henson believes he still has what it takes to make the Wales (14/1 World Cup 2015 outright) squad for the World Cup next year.

The former British & Irish Lion, who has been in the international wilderness for some time, has never managed to play at a World Cup for his country despite earning 33 caps since his Test debut back in 2001.

Having been somewhat of a nomad on the club rugby scene, Henson now appears to be settled at Bath and is determined to hold down a regular place in the starting XV at The Rec in the coming Aviva Premiership campaign.

The 33-year-old says he is happy with life down in the south west and hopes his performances in England will catch the eye of Wales head coach Warren Gatland in the coming months.

He told Wales Online: “As long as I am playing the game I want to be back involved playing for Wales.

“That is one of the main reasons I am still playing and I am going to push as hard as I can for that World Cup.

“I have always believed I can offer something different but it’s up to me to play regular rugby and start for Bath. Until then I know it won’t happen.”

Wales (5/2 Six Nations 2015 outright) endured a somewhat disappointing Six Nations campaign as they saw their crown go to Ireland and Henson will be hoping the slight downturn in the Dragons’ fortunes will play in his favour when the tournament comes back around in February.

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