Wales coach Gareth Jenkins today admitted Gavin Henson has run out of time in his bid to be a part of the nation’s 2007 Rugby World Cup squad.
Henson, suffering largely from a lack of conditioning and game-time due to a series of injuries that have plagued him for a good two years – pelvis, knee, Achilles tendon and toe injuries – has been omitted from Jenkins’ side to face England at Twickenham on Saturday.
Gareth Thomas will be the first Welsh player to reach 50 career Test wins if the side he captains against England at Twickenham on Saturday emerge victorious.
Thomas will lead a new-look Wales team in the 116th match between the two Nations as head coach Gareth Jenkins runs his eye over potential Rugby World Cup squad members for one final time before he names his 30-man squad.
A major change which brings women’s rugby closer to the heart of the game in Wales has been formally agreed. In the future women’s rugby will be integrated as a part of the Welsh Rugby Union instead of a stand-alone union in its own right.