GAV: I HAD 25 PINTS THE NIGHT I GOT DECKED! (No won­der I went down so eas­ily, says rugby ace)

Natalie Camm

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By KARL GRAFTON

star Nicholas Lyn­d­hurst is right when he says TV bosses don’t have balls th­ese days.

‘Plonker’ Rod­ney claims they’re too ready to take the easy op­tion of re­al­ity shows and tal­ent con­tests than take a risk on build­ing a re­ally top qual­ity com­edy se­ries.

He’s hit the nail on the head...and it’s no laugh­ing mat­ter. BAD-BOY rugby ace Gavin Hen­son says he downed “20 to 25 pints” the night he was decked by a team-mate on a night out.

Wales star Hen­son had been with Bath Rugby club for a month when he was punched by Carl Fearns in a pub dur­ing a team bond­ing ses­sion in a Bath pub.

The player, who split from Char­lotte Church in 2010 af­ter five years and two kids to­gether, said: “I’ve been told I went down eas­ily that night, that sort of thing.

“But there was a lot of drink – about 20 or 25 pints – so I think any­one would have gone down. go out. It was em­bar­rass­ing and not a good thing for the club.

“But I like to think the squad got tighter af­ter that.

“If I can get out on the field and start per­form­ing then hope­fully it will be for­got­ten, and peo­ple will ac­cept me and re­spect me as a player.”

Age 22, 30F-25-36, from Kil­burn

“To be hon­est, next day I couldn’t re­ally re­mem­ber much. I had a big headache that day.

“But maybe we’ll have a char­ity boxing match at the end of the year so I can get my re­spect back.”

Both play­ers were fined and given warn­ings by Bath af­ter the in­ci­dent.

The 31-year-old added: “It wasn’t a great start to my Bath ca­reer but hope­fully I can put that be­hind me.”

“There was a lot of drink in­volved, that’s my ex­cuse.

“Bad things seem to hap­pen when I go out so maybe I shouldn’t

I DON’T spend my life watch­ing the telly but I still reckon

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