Rob Henderson

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Rob Henderson
Full name Robert Alexander James Henderson
Date of birth (1972-10-27) 27 October 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Dover, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 93 kilograms (14.6 st)
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Centre
Playing career
Position Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
London Irish
London Wasps
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Ireland 32

Robert ("Rob") Alexander James Henderson (born 27 October 1972 in Dover) is retired rugby union footballer who played for a number of clubs including Toulon and Munster. He represented Ireland with 32 caps and toured with the 2001 British and Irish Lions.[1]

Educated at the Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames,[2] Henderson's natural athletic ability and aggression were effectively harnessed by rugby coach Dave Morris.[3]

Henderson played for London Irish, London Wasps, Leinster[4] and joined Munster in late 2001.

Henderson's career highlights at Munster include his tackle on Austin Healey in April 2003, which contributed to the try which was scored a mere two minutes later. An injured Austin was unable to defend his line after being "Hendoed" and Ronan O'Gara got over the line.

Henderson joined the French side Toulon, then of Pro D2, in 2006, and played three years there, including their promotion to Top 14 in 2008, before returning to the UK to sign for Esher RFC.


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