West Wales boss believes Gavin Henson can help silence the 'keyboard warriors'

West Wales boss believes Gavin Henson can help silence the 'keyboard warriors'

March 21, 2021

GAVIN Henson is the perfect man to shut the ‘keyboard warriors’ up as he plays almost 15 years younger than his age.

The Wales RU icon makes his long awaited rugby league debut as West Wales Raiders take on Widnes in the Challenge Cup today.

The prospect of a 39-year-old joining a club that conceded 100 points or more on seven occasions in three seasons has raised the eyebrows of some and laughter from the others.

But coach Aaron Wood has already seen enough to know Henson – joined by former England man Rangi Chase – may have those turning off their laptops.

He said: “Gavin will surprise a lot of people at how he adapts. He’ll be one of the easiest converters to rugby league.

“When you see him running, you wouldn’t think he’s 39 – he looks about 25!

“Gavin’s really humble. He’s come as a student of the game, he wants to know every little detail. He’s always asking questions and as the weeks go on, he’s getting better.

“Everything he does is class. I’ve definitely seen an improvement and he’s really impressed me with how quickly he’s progressed.

“Gavin and Rangi have looked good together in training. They’re pretty cool to watch and are both very smart players.

“And our goal this year is to be competitive. We’ve got a chip on our shoulder, we want to prove people wrong – it’s the keyboard warriors that annoy me the most.

“Those who sit in front of the TV and tweet without knowing what goes on behind the scenes. Shutting them up is a big motivation.”

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