The Lions boss is looking forward to working with him again on tour.
Lions head coach Warren Gatland has hailed Robbie Henshaw as a “world class” player.
The Ireland centre will start alongside former Connacht teammate Bundee Aki in the Lions warm-up test against Japan on Saturday.
They’re two of six Irish players who’ll start at Murrayfield.
Gatland is particularly looking forward to seeing how Henshaw fares: