This Sundayís Scrum V will be taking a look at the new debate sweeping Welsh rugby as 12 becomes the new 10 Ė who should start at inside centre for Wales?
Phil Davies speaks about the increased emphasis put on the 12 position by the Experimental Law Variations, Scott Gibbs gives his thoughts, and thereís an archive feature looking at Walesí greats in the position going back to Ray Gravell in the Ď70s.
I touched on the 12 position in an article back in the summer, talking about Gavin Hensonís injury and what the stats reveal about his importance to Wales.
Since then Jamie Roberts has emerged as a serious, long-term contender for the spot, but other than that I think that those facts and figures are still relevant - so Iíve copied and pasted them!
Henson has started 21 times for Wales. His country has won 15 of those matches, there has been one draw and just five defeats.
The wins include: Two victories over England, two over France, two over Ireland and one victory in Argentina. The draw was against Australia in 2007.
No wins over the Tri Nations giants in there, but if you look at the games Henson has lost they again tell a story.
He started all three games of the 2004 summer tour, opening with a narrow defeat in a 50-44 thriller against Argentina.
After winning the second Pumas Test, a tired Wales side went to South Africa where Henson started at full-back rather than his usual inside-centre berth, Wales predictably coming off second best.
Wales put in a much more impressive performance against the Boks that autumn, Henson scoring two tries but seeing his side fall to a 36-38 defeat.
The All Blacks were next, Wales putting in a hugely impressive performance but blowing a great chance to end the long wait for a win over New Zealand as they went down 26-25.
Hensonís only other defeat when starting for his country was in last Novemberís pointless post-World Cup Test against the Boks, a disjointed Wales side never really having a chance in Nigel Daviesí caretaker game as coach.
Seven substitute caps have also come Hensonís way, Wales having lost six of those and won just one (against Japan) Ė is that back-up for Jonathan Daviesí point about Henson needing to build momentum and be a focal part of the team?
I think itís clear to most people that Wales operate at a different level with Henson at 12, with no-one else able to fill the breach.
The likes of James Hook and Ceri Sweeney lack the physicality for the position.
Gareth Thomas, Sonny Parker and Jamie Roberts have had their moments at centre alongside Tom Shanklin, the twin power runners helping some fine performances, but when teams get used to that threat the vision has been lacking to take the game to the next level.
Tom Cheeseman, Gavin Evans and Andrew Bishop seemed to have some potential to cover the 12 spot, but as yet they have been unable to take the next step forward.
Perhaps the young Scarlet centre Jonathan Davies offers the best option as a Henson stand-in, but for now Warren Gatland will be praying that the high-profile Osprey star is back sooner than later.
Would love to hear your thoughts, here are a few links that might be useful:
Walesí results archive: news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rug...
Walesí fixtures: news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rug...
Pick your Wales XV: news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rug...