Henson says sorry
Gavin Henson has issued a public apology for his latest off-field incident that sees him in hot water with WRU officials again.
Last Updated: 19/02/09 9:38am
Gavin Henson has issued a public apology for his latest off-field incident that sees him in hot water with Welsh rugby officials again.
Henson was at the centre of an incident at a Cardiff pub on Sunday, 24 hours after Wales' hard-fought victory over England in the Six Nations at the Millennium Stadium.
The injured Ospreys centre - along with Andy Powell, Rhys Thomas and Jonathan Thomas - has been rebuked by the Welsh Rugby Union for their involvement in the incident.
Reports stated Henson was involved in a 'heated exchange' with a fellow drinker and was quickly ushered out of the pub and later spoken to by police.
The Welsh Rugby Union issued a statement saying that in total six players had been spoken to, while the four who were given warnings about their conduct had all offered apologies for their actions.
"Four players, Henson, Powell, Rhys Thomas and Jonathan Thomas were rebuked. Each admit to varying degrees of regrettable conduct and offer their sincere apologies," read a statement on the WRU's official website.
All four of the players given warnings by the WRU apologised for their actions, but the statement added that: "Henson, in particular, wants to ensure that his apology reaches any member of the public he offended."
Scrum-half Mike Phillips and full-back Lee Byrne were the other two players also questioned by head coach Warren Gatland and team manager Alan Phillips about the incident.
"They have all been warned that their various levels of involvement in events which took place will be taken into account in future if they are party to any incidents where misconduct is apparent by any squad members," the statement continued.
"The head coach and team manager reminded all the players that their presence in the city centre exposed them to situations where their conduct was under close scrutiny and their behaviour should have reflected that."
It is the second time Henson has been in trouble with rugby officials for his off-field behaviour, after he was caught up in disorderly behaviour on a train back from a match in London in December last year.
Henson, Rhys Thomas and Jonathan Thomas all did not play in Saturday's match with England.