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Gavin Henson knocked out by punch from new Bath team-mate

Gavin Henson knocked out by punch from new Bath team-mate
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Former Wales star Gavin Henson was knocked out by a teammate in a pub in Bath on Wednesday night. Mobile phone footage of the incident has emerged, showing Henson in an altercation with what appears to be Carl Fearns, who floored him with one punch.

Due to injury and controversial incidents, 31-year-old Henson has done the rounds since leaving Ospreys in 2010. He had a short stint with Saracens before being given a chance at Toulon, but that didn’t materialise after an altercation in a pub, where he reportedly insulted Jonny Wilkinson.

He was suspended and released from the club. He later moved to Cardiff Blues, but that contract was terminated after drunken antics on a flight included the former Bachelor and Strictly Come Dancing star throwing ice at airline stewards.

Out in the wilderness again, Henson then moved to London Welsh, but after they were relegated, he moved to Bath last month. This latest controversy won’t do his reputation any good, and the incident is being investigated by Bath authorities.

He is alleged to have been ‘swanning around like he owned the place’ at a local pub before being asked to tone it down. An argument ensued and as can be seen in the video, he was knocked out cold with one punch from what is alleged to be teammate Carl Fearns.

Henson lay prone on the bar floor for a few minutes before he was picked up and seated in a chair in the corner, but was reportedly spotted talking with Fearns and the rest of the players, ten or so that were there that night, before they later left.

Chief executive of Bath RFC, Nick Blofeld said: “We are speaking to all those involved to clarify the situation. When we have all the facts, we will make any appropriate statement.”

18 Comments

  • drg
    11:27 AM 15/07/2013

    I think there is a strong case for "initiation" here... Carl Fearns being the 'new boy', maybe it's a new requirement at Bath to KO Henson, perhaps we will see more videos of new comers doing the same in the future...

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  • 4lc4tr4z
    8:41 AM 15/07/2013

    Morality : when you got very small brain, arms, balls and liver, you'd better have big fists.

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  • drg
    11:36 PM 13/07/2013

    No idea think he's back in NZ.. Henson is always in the shit.... with only speculation/non concrete words.. I'd still put money on it being his fault this time...

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  • drg
    12:59 PM 13/07/2013

    I actually came on this video for a laugh, and as funny as it was, it's also very sad. It is sad that Henson has now added "getting KO'd in a pub" to his resume, but it is more sad that he has had blunder after blunder... And what's worse is that anyone with his many blunders would have been cut loose and left to drift into fourth tier rugby or beyond long ago, yet people have looked at him, seen the undoubtably great player he once was and have said "we have all had our problems, lets give him a break" and he has let then down. What's EVEN more sad is it has happened 3-4 times now??? I think he needs an ego adjustment, when he taken on by one of the clubs he kicked off because he wasn't starting straight away etc... Also seems like he has a problem with alcohol too... Perhaps he should ask the player he insulted (JW) for tips, cos that man doesn't appear to have let his career go down the pan! As I said, sad really. ...but a wicked jab!

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  • drg
    12:51 PM 13/07/2013

    Last time I checked Henson was a rugby player... So it kinda is rugby news. We had information on Jerry Collins in Japan and now we have this. Although I don't want thousands of "everyday" lives videos, a few now and again show us they are human...

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  • guy
    8:07 AM 13/07/2013

    Froliks is spot on. If this was a video involving any other human being, everyone would have regarded him as the victim. Now he seems to be the purpotrator. Quite pathetic actually.

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  • redron
    5:48 AM 13/07/2013

    OI!!!!! RUGBYDUMP!!! I dislike Hensons antics as much as the next guy but i thought this was a rugby site.. not a frickin celeb gossip site! Sort it out mate!! I love this website!

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  • poccio
    12:56 AM 13/07/2013

    ..maaiine

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  • totesmcgoates
    10:39 PM 12/07/2013

    He's had quite a few chances at this stage. I don't blame him for getting punched. I do blame him for getting up in the face of a bloke with a handy right jab. He was asking for it.

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  • welshosprey
    10:26 PM 12/07/2013

    hahahahahaha

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  • froliks
    9:35 PM 12/07/2013

    Man gets punched: man punched is blamed. Give the guy a flippin' chance. He may have been a prat but getting punched isn't a crime.

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  • eddie-g
    7:47 PM 12/07/2013

    The biggest surprise here is that anyone was trying to hold Carl Fearns back.

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  • brawnybalboa
    7:35 PM 12/07/2013

    Here is a summary of Hensons career prior to his injury in the 2009 EDF Semi Final against Gloucester: Teams: 2000-2003 - Swansea 57 Caps & 391 Points 2003-2009 - Ospreys 98 Caps & 778 Points 2001-2009 - Wales 31 Caps & 130 Points Awards: 2001 - IRB Young Player of the Year 2005 - Grand Slam Winner 2005 - British & Irish Lion 2008 - Grand Slam Winner Publicity: 2005 - Starts dating Charlotte Church 2005 - Releases controversial 'My Grand Slam Year' 2007 - Drunken Punch Up on Train Events Post EDF Injury: Teams: 2010-11 - Saracens 4 Caps & 0 Points 2011 - Toulon 2 Caps & 5 Points 2011-12 Cardiff Blues 8 Caps & 0 Points 2012-13 - London Welsh 7 Caps & 47 Points 2013 - Bath 2011 - Wales 2 Caps & 0 Points Awards: None Publicity: 2009 - Cautioned for assault in Cardiff City Centre 2009 - Announces retirement from Rugby 2010 - Splits from Charlotte Church 2010 - 71 Degrees North 2010 - Strictly Come Dancing 2011 - Released from contract by Saracens 2011 - Punch up in Bar after Toulon game, 2 week club ban. Released at end of contract. 2011 - The Bachelor 2012 - Contract terminated by Blues for inappropriate conduct on flight back from game 2013 - Involved in altercation with Bath RFC team mates in bar What a sad demise to what could have been a fantastic career. He has been given chance after chance, but has failed everyone.

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  • hendogo
    5:15 PM 12/07/2013

    You got knocked the F(*) out!!!

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  • lucius
    4:34 PM 12/07/2013

    It's nice punch: quick and to the jaw

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  • ollie
    4:27 PM 12/07/2013

    Welcome to Bath Gav...

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  • skid986
    4:21 PM 12/07/2013

    Is anybody surprised, I wonder?

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  • 4:09 PM 12/07/2013

    That was a snap jab with no leverage. Henson's a soft touch.

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