Updated: Tuesday, 13 May 2014 20:23 | By Agence France-Presse

Henson in Welsh trial for South Africa

Wales wayward talent Gavin Henson has been a chance to revive his stalled international career after being named in a trial match at Swansea's Liberty Stadium on May 30 for next month's two-Test tour of South Africa.


Henson in Welsh trial for South Africa

Welsh centre Gavin Henson gets ready to pass the ball whilst playing for Toulon in a French Top 14 rugby union league match against Stade Francais at the Mayol stadium southern France, on April 2, 2011 - by Gerard Julien

The 32-year-old Henson, one of the most gifted players of his generation but with a chequered past off the field, has not played for Wales since being injured during a 2011 World Cup warm-up game against England in Cardiff.

However, the Bath centre was included Tuesday in a 26-man 'Probables' squad that will play the 'Possibles' in the kind of trial match that was a well-know fixture during rugby union's amateur era but which Wales last used in 2000.

But Henson will need the agreement of English Premiership side Bath to play in the match and, even if that is forthcoming, he'll also need to come through the west country club's European Challenge Cup final against English rivals Northampton in Cardiff the week before unscathed if he is to be fit for the trial game. 

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