LITESPORT London Lite Monday, 24 August 2009 35 WORLD CUP HEROBREAKING NEWS... Gavs having another go with Ospreys WALES star Gavin Henson has claimed he intends returning to rugby before too long. Henson (below) is currently on leave from Welsh regional side the Ospreys as he works towards full fitness following a succession of injuries. It was reported by a national newspaper last month that Henson intended to annouce his retirement at the age of 27, so disillusioned had he become with his fitness troubles. That was denied by the player and his employers, who have now issued another statement amid further speculation in Wales that Henson might be about to call it quits. Henson said: I fully anticipate returning to the Ospreys before too long, having finally overcome the injuries that have been a recurring problem for nearly three years. ENGLAND captain Andrew Strauss has spoken of life after Andrew Flintoff and how world domination is the next target for his Ashes heroes. The challenge ahead couldnt be much tougher -- England now face South Africa, the worlds new number one side this winter. We are not the number one side in the world, and we are far from it at the moment, we are honest enough to know that, said Strauss. Our next challenge is a massive one, away in South Africa, probably as hard a tour as you can go on. But we can take confidence from this and the long-term goal is to be the number one side in the world. Strauss was quick to pay tribute to Flintoffs contribution to the series win over Australia and reflected on how hell be missed. Obviously, he wont be playing Test cricket for us again -- which is a very sad thing, said Strauss. Clearly his body just cant take it any more, and I think we all understand that. National selector Geoff Miller also indicated how he wants England to go forward: The word we use so often, and its important now, is consistency. Next stop for Strauss is conquering South Africa I want to be the best one-day cricketer out there... and I can set my sights on that Chamagne supernovas: England celebrate winning back the Ashes, led by their captain Andrew Strauss BY GEOFF TEATHER index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html