Gavin Henson’s primary career as a television muppet could be over after he apologised for his behaviour on a flight.
His club Cardiff Blues sacked him for alcohol-fuelled antics on the flight from Glasgow to Cardiff on Saturday. Henson later issued an apology which could get him into trouble with his bosses in the tabloid media.
“Gavin needs to understand that this kind of behaviour is completely unacceptable,” warned a producer from Channel 5.
“An establishment like ours cannot be seen to employ people who express regret for drunken idiocy.
“If he tests our patience too much he’ll have to fall back on rugby to earn money which isn’t a realistic option, so he needs to address his actions and make sure this kind of incident doesn’t happen again.”
England hooker Dylan Hartley will probably be found guilty of biting in the Six Nations match against Ireland after revelations that he complained of indigestion at the final whistle.
Despite accusations after the incident allegedly took place, the referee could not take action as he had not seen anything, and Hartley himself was unable to comment due to him having his mouth full.
Excerpts from the referee’s match report said, “At the time all I could see were bite marks on the Irish player’s finger, and Dylan Hartley chewing furiously.
“Now I think about it, at the end of the match he was pestering the physio, whining that ‘something’s gone down the wrong way’.
“He likes a good scrap does Hartley but I reckon this time he’s bitten off more than he can chew.”
Stoke City look likely to be offered a chance to join the 2013 Six Nations Championship after senior rugby officials were impressed by their rucking and mauling style despite losing in the FA Cup to Liverpool.
Tony Pulis’s side have consistently played quality rugby in spite of them participating in football competitions, but their persistence appears to have paid off after this breakthrough for the club.
A spokesman for the Six Nations confirmed, “The way that Stoke are playing their rugby right now means that they might have the best chance of cutting Wales’ celebrations short at next year’s tournament.
“Stoke have been incorrectly involved in football for years, but their rugby tactics are so effective that they have enjoyed no small amount of success.
“Hopefully this will see the start of a new era for Stoke, and everyone involved with the club will finally be able to watch their beloved team playing the right sport.”
Six Nations followers are concerned after the cancellation of yesterday’s match between France and Ireland was cancelled late on due to snow and bad weather.
Loyal egg-chasers fear that repeats of this kind of decision-making could cost them bragging rights in regards to claiming that their sport is the real “man’s game” when compared to football.
One disappointed travelling Irishman warned, “If they called this one off because they don’t want to risk players being hurt on the ground, we might as well head to Old Trafford.
“Snow is the last thing players think about when faced by 15 brutish opponents, waiting for the moment to gouge their eyes out and pick them up and slam them down on their heads.”
Relief is said to be widespread after people were able to watch the first-half of Wales v Scotland on the BBC, which featured men trying to pummel each other into dust far more often than it did any behaviour which could be argued to be a sport.
Scotland coach Andy Robinson has called for his side to shrug off their “unlucky losers” tag and be granted independence from England if they win the countries’ opening 6 Nations clash today.
Scotland were knocked out of the World Cup by England last Autumn and Robinson has claimed that earning independence as well as points by winning at Murrayfield would be the perfect motivation for his men.
Robinson explained, “The politicians and voting public are going to take years to come to a decision, so why not give it to whoever wins the rugby match today?
“Scotland seem to be the only ones interested in it so that would certainly make my team-talk a bit easier.
“We have to take this step, then we can say we are going somewhere.
“Probably to bankruptcy. Alone.”