Leigh Halfpenny

Born: December 2, 1988 (age 28)

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
Sports Mole has 174 articles about Leigh Halfpenny. Articles 1 to 40:
Wales player Leigh Halfpenny raises a smile during training ahead of the start of the RBS Six Nations on January 28, 2014
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
Wales forward Ken Owens in action as Adam Jones looks on during the Wales training session at the Vale Hotel on February 11, 2014
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
Wales player Leigh Halfpenny kicks at goal during the Autumn international match between Wales and Australia at Millennium Stadium on November 8, 2014
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
Wales player Leigh Halfpenny kicks at goal during the Autumn international match between Wales and Australia at Millennium Stadium on November 8, 2014
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
Wales player Leigh Halfpenny kicks at goal during the Autumn international match between Wales and Australia at Millennium Stadium on November 8, 2014
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
Wales player Leigh Halfpenny kicks at goal during the Autumn international match between Wales and Australia at Millennium Stadium on November 8, 2014
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
Wales player Leigh Halfpenny kicks at goal during the Autumn international match between Wales and Australia at Millennium Stadium on November 8, 2014
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
Liam Williams of Wales celebrates scoring his try during the RBS 6 Nations match between Italy and Wales at Stadio Olimpico on March 21, 2015
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
Kyran Bracken at an event in London on September 13, 2015
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
Sir Clive Woodward prior to the RBS Six Nations match between England and Italy on March 10, 2013
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
George Ford (L) looks on with Owen Farrell during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 21, 2014
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
Dan Lydiate of Wales during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium on February 8, 2014
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
Former Wales player Shane Williams looks on prior to the RBS 6 Nations match between Italy and Wales at Stadio Olimpico on March 21, 2015
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
England's Owen Farrell scores a try against Australia during their QBE International match on November 2, 2013
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
Wales' centre Cory Allen (C) runs in to score his second and Wales's third try during the Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Wales and Uruguay at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on September 20, 2015
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
Wales' centre Cory Allen (C) runs in to score his second and Wales's third try during the Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Wales and Uruguay at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on September 20, 2015
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
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho gives the thumbs-up prior to his side's clash with Everton on September 12, 2015
Three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend
Sports Mole identifies three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend.
Sep 19, 11:08
Liam Williams of Wales celebrates scoring his try during the RBS 6 Nations match between Italy and Wales at Stadio Olimpico on March 21, 2015
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
General view of the exterior of The Millennium Stadium before the International rugby union test match between Wales and Australia in Cardiff, south Wales, on November 8, 2014
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
Gavin Henson of London Welsh in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and London Welsh at Allianz Park on March 3, 2013
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
England's Head Coach Stuart Lancaster walks on the pitch before the international rugby union test match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium, southwest of London on November 8, 2014
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
Wales player Leigh Halfpenny is led from the pitch after picking up an injury during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 9, 2014
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
Lions head coach Warren Gatland smiles after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013
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
Ross Moriarty of Gloucester in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and Leicester Tigers at Kingsholm Stadium on October 4, 2014
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
General view of the exterior of The Millennium Stadium before the International rugby union test match between Wales and Australia in Cardiff, south Wales, on November 8, 2014
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
Wales centre Jamie Roberts in action during Wales training ahead of their RBS Six Nations match against Italy on saturday, at the Vale hotel on January 28, 2014
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
Former Wales international and tv pundit Jonathan Davies looks on before the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Italy at the Millennium stadium on March 10, 2012
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
Rhys Webb of Wales goes over to score the opening try during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium on February 6, 2015
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
Italy's centre Luca Morisi runs with the ball during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Italy and France on March 15, 2015
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
Sam Warburton of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 15, 2015
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
Andy Farrell, the England backs coach looks on during the England training session held at West Park Leeds Rugby Club on October 23, 2013
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
Italy's prop Martin Castrogiovanni lines up before the Six Nations international rugby union match between England and Italy at Twickenham Stadium southwest of London on February 14, 2015.
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
Liam Williams of Wales celebrates scoring his try during the RBS 6 Nations match between Italy and Wales at Stadio Olimpico on March 21, 2015
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
Fourie du Preez poses for a photo during the South African national rugby team photocall session on May 31, 2014
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
Sam Warburton of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 15, 2015
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
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
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
Wayne Pivac, Head Coach of Scarlets looks on ahead of the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Scarlets and Ulster Rugby at Parc y Scarlets on December 14, 2014
Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac backs Liam Williams, Gareth Davies to make impact
Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac expects his players Liam Williams and Gareth Davies to make an impact at the Rugby World Cup, following injuries to Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb.
Sep 8, 15:15
Wales scrum half Rhys Webb breaks through to score the first try during the Autumn international match between Wales and Australia at Millennium Stadium on November 8, 2014
Injured scrum-half Rhys Webb: 'Wales can do something special'
Scrum-half Rhys Webb insists that Wales can do "something special" after he was ruled out of the upcoming Rugby World Cup with a foot injury.
Sep 8, 12:00
Rhys Webb of Wales goes over to score the opening try during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium on February 6, 2015
Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb out of Rugby World Cup, replaced by Mike Phillips
Wales confirm that scrum-half Rhys Webb is out of the Rugby World Cup with a foot injury and that veteran Mike Phillips has replaced him in the squad.
Sep 8, 09:14
Wales player Leigh Halfpenny is led from the pitch after picking up an injury during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 9, 2014
Jamie Roberts: 'Leigh Halfpenny, Rhys Webb injuries a huge blow for Wales'
Centre Jamie Roberts says that the injuries to Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb are a "huge blow" to Wales's chances at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 8, 00:14



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