Hailing from Athlone, Ireland, Henshaw has forged a name for himself as a rising star in the Irish game courtesy of several assured performances in both Pro12 and Heineken Cup.
A fullback by trade, Henshaw made his debut for Irish province Connacht in the Pro12 on September 1st against the Cardiff Blues. Months later and he had earned himself a call up to the national training squad for the Six Nations, having previously represented Ireland at Schools, Under 18 and Under 19 levels.
Henshaw made his debut for the Ireland Wolfhounds squad in January against the England Saxons. It was in June 2013 when Henshaw made his debut for the senior side against USA at the age of 19. Henshaw rose to prominence in the Irish squad following Brian O'Driscoll's retirement.
Since then Henshaw has made the 12 jersey his own, forming a successful partnership with Jared Payne in the centre for Ireland. The young Irishman was selected to represent his country at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, following an excellent 2015 Six Nations campaign.
Henshaw won the 2015/2016 Pro 12 with Connacht following a magical season with the province. In February 2016, Robbie announced that he would be joining Leinster Rugby on a 3 year contract that would end after the 2019 RWC in Japan.
He began the 16/17 campaign in fine style for his new province, striking up a exciting centre partnership with Garry Ringrose in his opening games for Leinster. This combination looks certain to become a permanent fixture in the Irish midfield for years to come. Henshaw made one of his most famous appearances in the famous victory over New Zealand in Chicago. Henshaw went over for the last try to clinch the game winning score.
In April 2017, Henshaw was named as one of the 41-man squad to travel with the British and Irish Lions to NZ, his first tour.
Henshaw helped Leinster win the Champions Cup and PRO14 title during the 2017/18 season and featured in all 3 of Ireland's tests against Australia in June taking his test cap tally to 36.
He enters the 2018/19 season having represented Leinster 24 times scoring 6 tries.
As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Henshaw has had 36 European appearances scoring 10 tries and scoring 50 points.
In February 2019, Henshaw extended his IRFU contract which will see him play his rugby at Leinster up to at least the end of June 2022.
(LS February 19, 2019)
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