"He is in an area where there is not much space and he has to get the hard yards for Ireland.
I think there is a lot more to Robbie's game as well.
There's no better man to appraise the attributes of Ireland's in-form midfield than Brian O'Driscoll, and interestingly, the Lions legend thinks that despite making the 12 jersey his own, Henshaw can offer Warren Gatland plenty more on this summer's tour to New Zealand.
"It is an aggressive game that Robbie plays," O'Driscoll observed.
Any photographer who came of age in the pre-digital era can still summon up the vertiginous mix of excitement and fear that attended a trip to the darkroom to review the results of a shoot.
Most London labs reeked of fixer and testosterone: some referred to their clients as "the enemy", and any cock-up or infelicity left the photographer open to mockery and abuse from short-tempered darkroom staff. The passing of John Driscoll – "Johno" – marks the end of a chapter in photographic history.
These messages, in the form of books like Every man was once a boy.
And every little boy has dreams, big dreams, dreams of being the hero, of beating the bad guys, of doing daring feats and rescuing the damsel in distress. invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God.
And they certainly don’t deserve early release for good behavior.
Patriarchy has dominated Christian history for — well, all of Christian history.
But even today, in a slightly more egalitarian society, white Christian males receive messages that slowly, over time, shore up male privilege and hyper-masculine identities.
Driscoll was proprietor of the legendary Johno's Darkroom – black and white only – where he made exquisite prints for a generation of young fashion photographers who went on to dominate the international scene in the 1980s, '90s and beyond, including Nick Knight, Craig Mc Dean, Elaine Constantine and many others.
Driscoll was born in Barking in 1953, and got his start in the photographic business as a messenger boy at the Evening Standard in 1969.