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Dragons rule out Henson move

Newport Gwent Dragons rugby director Lyn Jones has said Gavin Henson will not be joining the Welsh region next season.

Henson's current one-year contract with Aviva Premiership play-off contenders Bath expires this summer.

Bath head coach Mike Ford said on Sunday that no decision had yet been made on whether 32-year-old Wales international centre would be offered a new Recreation Ground deal.

"We are talking to Gavin at the moment," Ford said.

"He has been brilliant in the respect that he is not rushing us to make a decision on him. He understands exactly what is going on. He has been as good as gold in terms of his attitude."

Henson had been linked with a possible move to the Dragons, but Jones ruled that out on Tuesday.

"I am sure by Wednesday night you'll hear where he's going next year. Sadly not here," Jones told BBC Wales Sport.

"Gavin's a quality player. Always has been and always will be. I think it's only right that there are teams interested in him.

"He has got a huge amount to offer the game of rugby."

Henson left the Swansea-based Ospreys in 2009, and arrived at Bath following stints with Saracens, Toulon, Cardiff Blues and London Welsh.