Full name Robert Alexander James Henderson
Born October 27, 1972, Dover
Current age 41 years 133 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, London Irish, London Wasps, Munster, Toulon, Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 205 lb
|British and Irish Lions||2001-2001||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||0||33.33|
|Test debut||Ireland v Samoa at Lansdowne Road, Nov 12, 1996 match details|
|Last Test||Ireland v Italy at Limerick, Aug 30, 2003 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Born in England to a Scottish father and an Irish mother, Rob Henderson would go on to carve out a notable international career with Ireland as a strong-running, physical and versatile back.
Famed for his relaxed and 'amateur' attitude to the demands of a newly-professional sport, Henderson missed out on selection for both the 1999 and 2003 Rugby World Cups with his career highlight coming in the colours of the British & Irish Lions.
Henderson partnered Brian O'Driscoll for much of his Test career and the duo proved a formidable midfield pairing for the Lions during a closely-fought series against Australia in 2001.
A colourful club career, that also saw him utilised at fly-half, wing and fullback, took in stints with London Irish and London Wasps in England before he moved to Ireland to link up with Munster with whom he won the Heineken Cup. He would finish his injury-plagued playing career with Toulon in the south of France.