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Robert Alexander James Henderson (born 27 October 1972 in Dover, England) is a 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.

Rob Henderson
Birth nameRobert Alexander James Henderson
Date of birth (1972-10-27) 27 October 1972 (age 46)
Place of birthDover, England
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight93 kg (14.6 st)
SchoolTiffin School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Young Munster ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (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 Team Apps (Points)
1999–2003
2001
Ireland
British and Irish Lions
29
3
(30)
(0)

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.

StatisticsEdit

International analysis by oppositionEdit

Against Played Won Lost Drawn Tries Points % Won
  Argentina 1 0 1 0 1 5 0
  Australia* 3 1 2 0 0 0 33.33
  Canada 1 1 0 0 0 0 100
  England 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
  France 5 2 3 0 0 0 40
  Georgia 1 1 0 0 0 0 100
  Italy 5 5 0 0 3 15 100
  Japan 1 1 0 0 1 5 100
  New Zealand 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Romania 1 1 0 0 1 5 100
  Russia 1 1 0 0 0 0 100
  Samoa 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Scotland 2 1 1 0 0 0 50
  South Africa 3 0 3 0 0 0 0
  United States 1 1 0 0 0 0 100
  Wales 3 1 2 0 0 0 33.33
Total 32 16 16 0 6 30 50

Correct as of 7 July 2017[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lion Rob glad to ring the changes", Chris Jones, Evening Standard, 27 February 2001
  2. ^ Mairs, Gavin (18 June 2013). "Lions 2013: lessons from game changer Rob Henderson" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  3. ^ Rob Henderson, ESPN Scrum, 7 July 2017

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