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Feuding Henson's future for club and country hits another setback

Gavin Henson's ill-fated Toulon career is over after only two games, according to media reports.

Gavin Henson's ill-fated Toulon career is over after only two games, according to media reports.

Mourad Boudjellal, the Toulon president, has decided the Welshman will not play for the French side again following his involvement in a brawl with teammates earlier this month. Henson had already been suspended for one week this month after he was involved in a fight with a teammate following a win over Toulouse in the French Top 14.

Henson joined Toulon on a short-term contract in February, hoping to convince Philippe Saint-Andre, the head coach, to give him a new two-year deal, as well as reviving his Wales career ahead of the World Cup in New Zealand.

The 29-year-old was initially hampered by a hamstring injury, but made a try-scoring debut against Stade Francais and made his second start in the win over Toulouse.

But the former Ospreys man, who joined Toulon after a short and ill-fated spell with English Premiership side Saracens, now looks certain to miss out on an international return and faces an uncertain future.

Henson last played for Wales in the 2009 Six Nations before a combination of personal problems and injuries prompted him to take unpaid leave from the Ospreys.

After some reality television appearances, he signed with Saracens to end an 18-month period out of the game.