Jones wipes Henson slate clean
London Welsh coach Lyn Jones wants Gavin Henson to move on from his recent troubles as he looks to rebuild his reputation and career.
Henson was sacked by Cardiff Blues towards the end of last season after a drink-fuelled incident on board a flight from Glasgow to Cardiff.
It was unclear whether the Wales and British Lions star wanted to continue in the sport after a turbulent period in his life both on and off the pitch.
But Jones has given the 30-year-old a chance of redemption as he will ply his trade for the Exiles in the Premiership next season.
The Pencoed-born star made his name with Swansea and Ospreys and has won 33 Wales caps to date, while pulling on the famous Lions shirt just once.
But he has been unable to put his roots down anywhere in recent times with short spells at Saracens, Toulon and Cardiff before making the switch to the Premiership new-boys.
It is widely accepted that Henson has wasted his undoubted talent but Jones is keen to forget his past misdemeanours and wants to help his new charge make the most of the time he has left in the sport.
"A line has to be drawn under that by everybody," he said. "And it's for me to help my players in London Welsh achieve their maximum potential of which Gavin will be one of many and we are excited that he's come on board."
And Jones made it clear that Henson is aware that he is now in the last-chance saloon and wants to prove that he can still mix it with the best in the sport.
"He understands that the last three or four seasons have been difficult to say the least," he added. "And he wants to see out his career now by really fulfilling his potential and we want to help him along that route."