Gavin Henson named on the Saracens bench for Wembley clash with Wasps

Gavin Henson is set to make his rugby comeback off the replacements' bench when Saracens tackle Aviva Premiership rivals Wasps at Wembley on Sunday.

Wales star Henson signed for Saracens at the end of October, ending his stint with the Ospreys.

He has not played since March last year, initially because of injury and then after he decided to take a prolonged break from the game.

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Gavin Henson with dancing partner Katya Virshilas

Change of boots: Henson is ready for rugby after a last dance with Katya Virshilas

Henson, 28, recently completed a stint on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing series, but rugby is now his sole focus as he looks ro relaunch a severely-disrupted career.

Henson's fellow substitutes include Alex Goode, who has been sidelined for almost a month due to injury, and former England scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth

Former England captain Steve Borthwick, meanwhile, returns to lead Saracens as they target a win that would take them second in the table above Leicester.

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