Henson handed Six Nations lifeline

Gavin Henson will not face charges over allegations of disorderly conduct allowing him to be selected in Wales’ Six Nations squad.

Henson was allegedly involved in an incident after Osprey’s victory over Harlequins in London on 2 December last year.

Henson was due to appear in court in Cardiff today, accused of using disorderly behaviour, or threatening abusive or insulting words likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress on a train.

Prosecutors, however, announced there was “insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of a conviction”.

Henson, who was omitted from Wales’ World Cup squad, broke his hand in the match against Harlequins but returned for his side’s match against Gloucester on Saturday.

He is said to be a favourite of new Wales coach Warren Gatland, who will announce his Six Nations squad on Wednesday.