19 Jan 2012

Gavin Henson recalled by Wales

12:25 pm on 19 January 2012

Centre Gavin Henson has been recalled by Wales in a provisional 45-man squad named for the Six Nations rugby tournament starting next month.

The 29-year-old missed last year's World Cup, in which Wales reached the semi-finals, after suffering a wrist injury in the warm-up win over England in August.

Henson, capped 33 times and part of Wales's 2005 and 2008 Six Nations grand slam-winning teams, had returned to the international fold in June after a two-year absence caused by injury and off-field distractions.

Coach Warren Gatland has stuck with the majority of his World Cup squad, although injuries deprive him of locks Luke Charteris and Alun Wyn Jones.

Gatland called up six uncapped players and the squad will be reduced following a seven-day training camp next week in Poland.