Exiles eye Henson swoop
London Welsh look set to offer Gavin Henson a route back into rugby and feel he still has much to offer in the sport.
Henson was sacked by Cardiff Blues back in April after an incident on a flight from Glasgow to Cardiff in which he was allegedly drunk.
The former Wales international has made no indication of his future plans but reports suggest that he is still keen to continue a playing career that has come off the rails in recent years.
The 30-year-old played for Llanelli, Swansea and Ospreys in Wales until, in 2009, taking time out from the sport after a succession of injuries.
He spent time away from rugby, appearing in reality TV shows until a return to action with English side Saracens.
However, his time with Sarries was short-lived and switch to French club Toulon followed in 2011.
That did not last long either, as controversy continued to dog the powerful centre and he was released from his deal early to return to the UK.
The British Lions star joined Cardiff in October 2011, penning an eight-month deal, but off-field problems once again proved his undoing.
But now it appears as though the Aviva Premiership new-boys are set to throw him a lifeline.
Director of rugby Lyn Jones said: "I'm not ruling anyone out and I'll get on to the phone to Gavin to see if he's interested, that's for certain.
"He used to be a very good rugby player and I'm sure that if he has the appetite he could be a very good one again.
"He's one of a number of players that we'll speak to. There's been no contact so far."