Whilst one Welsh centre has been hogging the headlines there is a more pressing issue for Welsh fans.

With Henson up to his usual business making headlines for all the wrong reasons, Jamie Roberts was being rules out of Rugby for up to six months with a knee injury that will require surgery.

Roberts will now miss Wales’ tour of Australia in the summer and with Henson’s antics seemingly ruling him out it provides an opportunity for one of Wales’ young stars to gain some international experience.

Roberts picked up the problem in Cardiff’s 31-3 defeat at the hands of Glasgow last weekend. His injury is a recurrence of a knee injury originally picked up in November’s Heineken Cup victory over Racing Metro. The decision this time to go for surgery seems to be the right one but will be a frustrating one for Roberts who was one of a string of stars in Wales recent Grand Slam success.
His absence will also be a blow to his Cardiff Blues side.

The Blues take on Leicester Rugby in the Heineken Cup quarter finals this weekend and the absence of Roberts will be a blow for both club and player. “First and foremost, I’m pretty devastated to be missing this weekend’s Heineken Cup quarter-final, our biggest match of the season, It’s a match I’ve been looking forward to for a long time but, unfortunately, my body hasn’t allowed me to be a part of such a huge occasion for us as a region.”

The game will be a huge one for the Blues and as Roberts has said is one the players, coaches and entire region are looking forward to. Without Roberts it will no doubt be a blow as will the absence of the centre for Wales when they head down under.