19 Mar 2009

Welsh midfield stars at last reunited

6:27 am on 19 March 2009

The Welsh rugby team's midfield stars Tom Shanklin and Gavin Henson have finally been re-united for Sunday morning's Six Nations championship finale against Ireland in Cardiff in the expectation of extending a remarkable record.

Wales have won all 10 matches in which Shanklin and Henson have started - each victory coming in the 2005 and 2008 grand slam seasons.

The injury-prone Henson showed touches of class on his return from injury last weekend against Italy.

Ireland are bidding for their first Six Nations Grand Slam for 61 years while Wales are the defending champions.