Rugby

Henson fined for pub brawl

2013-07-17 14:28
Gavin Henson (File)

London - English Premiership side Bath have fined new signing Gavin Henson and Carl Fearns after a fracas in a city centre pub, the club said on Wednesday.

The west of England side said they had completed an investigation into last week's incident, which saw back-row forward Fearns punch former Wales international Henson and reportedly knock him unconscious.

Club chief executive Nick Blofeld said in a statement that the players' behaviour was "totally unacceptable".

"The two players involved have taken full responsibility for their actions and they have both received written warnings and fines, and we regard the case as now closed," he added.

"We want to see the squad focused on pre-season training, the forthcoming 7s and friendlies, and then delivering on the pitch this season."

Flyhalf/centre Henson, who has been capped 33 times for his country, joined Bath from London Welsh in June.

The 31-year-old has failed to live up to his early promise and was previously released from Cardiff Blues and French side Toulon for off-field indiscretions.

Fearns, 24, is a former England under-20 international. He joined Bath in 2011 from Sale Sharks.

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