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Strictly star Gavin Henson signs for Saracens

PUBLISHED: 14:57 28 October 2010 | UPDATED: 18:05 20 February 2013

Gavin Henson

Gavin Henson

Hertfordshire-based rugby team Saracens have completed the signing of Gavin Henson.

Hertfordshire-based rugby club Saracens have completed the signing of Gavin Henson.


Gavin, who is currently starring in the BBC's popular Strictly Come Dancingshow said, 'I am genuinely delighted to get this opportunity to play for Saracens. They have created a special vibe at the club and, to be honest, just being around them has rekindled my enthusiasm for the sport. Theyre bold and innovative, and theyre positive and ambitious.

I know I still have so much to give to rugby, and I cant wait to get back on the field, playing for Saracens and hopefully for Wales.

Now its time to start working hard, getting back to match fitness as soon as possible and then to let my rugby do all the talking.


Saracensgroundshare with Watford Football Club at their Vicarage Road Stadium and train at Old Albanians' Woollams site in Harpenden Road, St Albans.


Brendan Venter, Director of Rugby, said, Gavin is a special talent and we are delighted he has chosen to launch the next phase of his career with us. We believe he will enjoy our environment, on and off the field that will be great news for our supporters and for Welsh rugby.

Saracens have thanked the Ospreys, and CEO Mike Cuddy in particular, for the constructive approach in agreeing to release Henson from his contract in the wider interests of the player and of the game.

Saracens also recognises Hensons ongoing commitment to the BBC television programme, Strictly Come Dancing, and believes the players path back to full match fitness will dovetail with his participation in the show.


For all the latest news on signings, resultsand fixtures visit www.saracens.com

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