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Leigh Halfpenny

Born: December 2, 1988 (age 29)

Weight: 13st 5lb (85kg)

Hometown: Gorseinon, Wales

Position: Fullback
Team: Toulon
Wales' full back Leigh Halfpenny kicks a penalty during the Autumn International rugby union Test match between Wales and South Africa at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on November 29, 2014
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Sports Mole has 178 articles about Leigh Halfpenny. Articles 1 to 40:
Wales head coach Warren Gatland before the Six Nations match against Italy on  March 11, 2018
Gatland prepared to endure nervous finish for long-awaited win over Wallabies
Wales have won won seven successive games against all opponents for a first tine since the 2004-05 season.
Nov 10, 21:16
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Result: Ireland remain on course for Grand Slam with victory over Wales
Ireland remain on course for the Grand Slam thanks to a 37-27 win over Wales in Saturday's Six Nations clash at the Aviva Stadium.
Feb 24, 16:09
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Result: England edge Wales in tight Twickenham tussle
England beat Wales 12-6 in a tight contest at Twickenham Stadium to make it two wins from two in the 2018 Six Nations.
Feb 10, 19:16
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Result: Leigh Halfpenny inspires Wales to victory over Scotland in Six Nations opener
Wales get their Six Nations campaign off to a superb start with a 34-7 thrashing of Scotland in Saturday's tournament opener at Cardiff's Principality Stadium.
Feb 3, 16:10
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Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny joins Scarlets on national dual contract
Leigh Halfpenny pens a three-year contract with Scarlets in a deal partly funded by the Welsh Rugby Union.
Aug 4, 20:48
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Wales unchanged for Six Nations clash against France
Wales name an unchanged side for Saturday's Six Nations finale against France.
Mar 15, 10:23
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Result: Wales derail Ireland's Six Nations title hopes in Cardiff
Wales beat Ireland 22-9 in Cardiff to return to winning ways and deal their opponents a major blow in the running for the Six Nations title.
Mar 10, 21:59
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Welsh Rugby Union makes 'best offer possible' for Leigh Halfpenny
Leigh Halfpenny must quickly decide whether to accept the Welsh Rugby Union's offer of a return from Toulon, according to chief executive Martyn Phillips.
Jan 5, 18:35
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Leigh Halfpenny 'staying at Toulon'
Toulon head coach Bernard Laporte claims that Leigh Halfpenny is going nowhere and will sign a contract extension with the European champions.
Jan 18, 15:01
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Leigh Halfpenny 'to decide future in next two weeks'
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young reiterates his interest in bringing Leigh Halfpenny to the club, with the full-back set to make a decision on his future within two weeks.
Dec 22, 19:48
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Wasps boss Dai Young: 'Leigh Halfpenny is an obvious target'
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young says that Toulon's Leigh Halfpenny is an "obvious" target for them.
Dec 1, 18:56
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Liam Williams could miss Six Nations
Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac reveals that Wales could be without the injured Liam Williams for the Six Nations.
Oct 12, 19:22
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Interview: Former England scrum-half Kyran Bracken talks Rugby World Cup
Sports Mole caught up with former England scrum-half Kyran Bracken at the PokerStars and Prostate Cancer UK Lads Night In to talk all things Rugby World Cup.
Sep 26, 15:02
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Clive Woodward: 'Wales are more dangerous after losing Leigh Halfpenny'
Clive Woodward suggests that Leigh Halfpenny's injury could work for Wales as they are more dangerous with a back-three of Hallam Amos, George North and Liam Williams.
Sep 25, 11:18
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Preview: England vs. Wales
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's mouth-watering Rugby World Cup Pool A showdown between England and Wales at Twickenham.
Sep 24, 17:39
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Wales flanker Dan Lydiate: 'We're still strong despite injuries'
Wales flanker Dan Lydiate insists that the squad is still "in a strong place" after suffering several injuries in their Rugby World Cup opener against Uruguay.
Sep 22, 10:56
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Shane Williams bemoans "nightmare" month for Wales
Wales legend Shane Williams rues his former side's lack of luck after seeing Cory Allen become the latest Rugby World Cup injury victim.
Sep 21, 18:31
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Owen Farrell: 'Injuries won't change Wales'
England fly-half Owen Farrell does not expect Wales to change their playing style for their meeting at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 21, 13:28
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Wales centre Cory Allen suffers 'significant hamstring tear'
The hamstring injury picked up by Cory Allen against Uruguay is likely to keep the Wales centre out of the remainder of the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 20, 21:00
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Live Commentary: Wales 54-9 Uruguay - as it happened
Wales score eight tries to thrash Uruguay in their Rugby World Cup opener. Find out how the action unfolded with Sports Mole's full text commentary.
Sep 20, 14:06
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Three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend
Sports Mole identifies three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend.
Sep 19, 11:08
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Liam Williams: 'I feel sorry for Leigh Halfpenny'
Liam Williams claims that he is ready to go in Wales's Rugby World Cup opener against Uruguay, but spares a thought for injured full-back Leigh Halfpenny.
Sep 18, 22:50
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Preview: Wales vs. Uruguay
Sports Mole looks ahead to Sunday's Rugby World Cup meeting between Wales and Uruguay at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Sep 18, 15:14
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Gavin Henson hopes for Wales recall
Gavin Henson still hopes for a Wales recall to the Rugby World Cup despite not featuring for his country since 2011.
Sep 18, 09:26
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Rugby World Cup - Pool A preview
With the Rugby World Cup on the horizon, Sports Mole takes a look at the five nations that make up Pool A.
Sep 16, 10:30
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Leigh Halfpenny likely to miss Six Nations
Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny is likely to miss next season's Six Nations as surgery on his knee will keep him out for "six to eight months."
Sep 15, 19:50
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Warren Gatland: 'Wales will thrive as Rugby World Cup underdogs'
Wales coach Warren Gatland believes that his team, who play Uruguay in their opening fixture, can thrive in the role of underdogs at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 15, 16:12
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Wales coach Warren Gatland: Ross Moriarty gives Wales "X factor"
Wales coach Warren Gatland believes that Ross Moriarty brings an "X factor" to the Wales squad, following his late call-up in place of the injured Eli Walker.
Sep 15, 15:11
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Hamstring injury forces Eli Walker out of Wales World Cup squad
Ospreys wing Eli Walker, a late replacement for Leigh Halfpenny, drops out from Wales's World Cup squad because of a hamstring injury.
Sep 14, 22:59
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Jamie Roberts: Wales injuries are "cruellest thing imaginable"
Wales centre Jamie Roberts describes the injuries suffered by teammates Rhys Webb and Leigh Halfpenny ahead of the Rugby World Cup as the "cruellest thing imaginable".
Sep 14, 15:27
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Jonathan Davies: 'Wales can't fear injuries'
Former Wales captain Jonathan Davies believes that the side must not fear being injured in their opening game of the Rugby World Cup against Uruguay.
Sep 14, 13:41
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Roger Lewis defends warm-up games after injury setback to Wales
Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Roger Lewis defends the need for World Cup warm-up matches after Wales lose Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb to injury.
Sep 10, 17:07
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Italy centre Luca Morisi ruled out of Rugby World Cup
Italy centre Luca Morisi is ruled out of the upcoming Rugby World Cup after tearing a ligament in his right knee during the warm-up match with Wales.
Sep 9, 20:03
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Sam Warburton "gutted" for injured duo
Wales captain Sam Warburton admits that he is "gutted" to see Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb miss the World Cup due to injury.
Sep 9, 13:50
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Andy Farrell: 'Wales will bounce back from injuries'
England's backs coach Andy Farrell insists that Wales will bounce back from the setback of losing Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Web.
Sep 9, 13:10
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Martin Castrogiovanni: 'Warm-up matches worth risk of injury'
Italy centre Martin Castrogiovanni claims that World Cup warm-up matches are worth the risk of injury.
Sep 9, 12:57
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Liam Williams set to start against Uruguay
Wales head coach Warren Gatland reveals that Liam Williams is likely to start their World Cup opener against Uruguay.
Sep 9, 12:40
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Rugby World Cup - Injury doubts
Sports Mole looks at some of the players facing fitness battles ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Sep 9, 10:59
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Sam Warburton: 'Wales can still win Rugby World Cup despite losing key players'
Wales captain Sam Warburton believes that his side are top contenders for the Rugby World Cup, despite the loss of Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb to injury.
Sep 8, 22:58
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Wales coach Warren Gatland defends decision to play Leigh Halfpenny
Wales coach Warren Gatland defends his decision to play Leigh Halfpenny against Italy, after it was confirmed that the full-back ruptured his cruciate knee ligaments.
Sep 8, 15:43

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