Heineken Cup 2012: Cardiff Blues handed Sam Warburton boost

Cardiff Blues' Phil Davies believes Sam Warburton will recover from a finger injury of their clash against Toulon on Sunday

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Sam Warburton captained Wales to Six Nations glory in 2012 Photo: Sum_of_Marc, via flickr

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Sam Warburton could be fit for Cardiff Blues’ Heineken Cup clash against Toulon on Sunday despite suffering a finger injury last weekend, according to the club’s director of rugby Phil Davies.

Warburton led Wales to Six Nations glory this year and is strongly tipped to lead the team during the autumn internationals when they will face Samoa, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia.

However, he was forced off after just six minutes of Cardiff’s Heineken Cup clash with Sale on Sunday having dislocated his finger.

Despite the setback, Davies is optimistic that Warburton will be available for the clash against the French side at the Cardiff Arms Park.

He said: “He has gone to hospital to have it sorted out. Hopefully he will be back available for next weekend’s game against Toulon.”

Meanwhile London Welsh coach Lyn Jones has played down talk of Gavin Henson making an international return despite an impressive start to his career with the Exiles.

The fly-half was one of the few players to emerge with credit after a 68-19 thrashing at home to Stade Français at the weekend in the Amlin Challenge Cup, having also impressed against Saracens the previous week.

But while Jones is delighted with the start Henson has made, he insists it is premature to be talking about an international return.

“Look, it’s two matches in and we need to bide our time a bit, enable him to settle in and play. Then we’ll see what comes of it,” he said.

“I thought Gavin held us together at No 10. I’m just really pleased for him and the way he has taken on responsibility in the changing room and stood up.”

© Sportsbeat 2012

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