Gavin Henson joined London Welsh in an attempt to "put things right" after being sacked by Cardiff Blues.
The 30-year-old had joined the Welsh region after unsuccessful stints with Saracens and Toulon, and he felt it would have been "embarrassing" to sign with a fourth club in under two years. But when the Blues terminated his contract, Henson knew he could not end his career on such a sour note and he accepted the offer from Aviva Premiership new-boys London Welsh.
"I want another chance to put things right because I thought that was it," Henson said.
"It was going to be my last club. I was made well aware they weren't going to sign me on. That was demoralising.
"If you watch that last game (against Glasgow) where I was brought on as a wing - that sums up the way things were at the club. It was tough.
"I couldn't move on to another club. It was starting to get embarrassing. I was more or less finished then, rugby-wise.
"The writing was on the wall before then and they took their opportunity to strike. I fell into that trap really.
"In a way, if there's anything good to come out of it [being sacked], it was that I knew things couldn't end like that.
"I had to bite the bullet and sign again for another club and try and put things right.
"I just have to make sure I stay on the straight and narrow and play the best I can."
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