Rob Henderson

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Rob Henderson
Full name Robert Alexander James Henderson
Date of birth (1972-10-27) 27 October 1972 (age 43)
Place of birth Dover, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 93 kilograms (14.6 st)
School Tiffin School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Young Munster
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)

1997–2001
1999
2001–06
2006–07
London Irish
Wasps
Leinster
Munster
Toulon
Esher

52
1
66
24

(90)
(0)
(70)
(30)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1999–2003
2001
Ireland
British and Irish Lions
29
3
(30)
(0)

Robert ("Rob") Alexander James Henderson (born 27 October 1972 in Dover, England) is retired Irish rugby union footballer who played for a number of clubs including Toulon and Munster. He represented Ireland internationally, winning 29 caps, and toured with the 2001 British and Irish Lions, winning 3 caps.

Educated at the Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames,[1] Henderson's natural athletic ability and aggression were effectively harnessed by rugby coach Dave Morris.[2]

Henderson played for London Irish, Wasps, Leinster 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 for three years there, including their promotion to the Top 14 in 2008, before returning to the UK to sign for Esher RFC.

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