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Leigh Halfpenny

Born: December 2, 1988 (age 32)

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 219 articles about Leigh Halfpenny. Articles 1 to 40:
Louis Rees-Zammit in action for Gloucester on December 5, 2019
Wales coach backs Louis Rees-Zammit to thrive against England
The Gloucester star has lit up the Six Nations with his try-scoring form for Wales.
Feb 23, 16:56
Wales' George North pictured in March 2020
George North to win 100th Wales cap against England
The British and Irish Lions missed last weekend's victory over Scotland.
Feb 18, 14:54
Wales' Louis Rees-Zammit in action with Scotland's Duhan van der Merwe in the Six Nations on February 13, 2021
Result: Louis Rees-Zammit inspires Wales to comeback victory over Scotland
Zander Fagerson's sending-off proved decisive for the Scots.
Feb 13, 19:53
Wales's Dan Lydiate pictured in 2014
Wales without four players for Six Nations clash with Scotland
Flanker Lydiate is one of four starters against Ireland who have joined a growing list of unavailable players ahead of Saturday's clash with Scotland.
Feb 9, 15:23
Wales back row Josh Navidi in action against Ireland in the Six Nations on February 7, 2021
Result: Wales secure narrow win over 14-man Ireland in Cardiff
Ireland had Peter O'Mahony sent off early in the contest.
Feb 7, 18:35
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac pictured in October 2020
Wales boss Wayne Pivac refuses to panic despite crushing Ireland defeat
Wales' alarming tale of woe under the head coach continued with a 32-9 reverse in Dublin.
Nov 14, 00:01
Ireland players celebrate after beating Wales in the Autumn Nations Cup on November 13, 2020
Result: Ireland kick off Autumn Nations Cup with dominant win over Wales
The hosts claimed a comfortable win in the Autumn Nations Cup opener.
Nov 13, 21:43
Scotland's Blair Kinghorn in action against Wales in the Six Nations on October 31, 2020
Result: Scotland overcome Wales on Alun Wyn Jones' record-breaking appearance
The Scots' triumph at a windswept Parc y Scarlets was their first away win against Wales for 18 years.
Oct 31, 16:30
France's Gael Fickou pictured in action against Wales on October 24, 2020
Result: France beat Wales to condemn Wayne Pivac to fourth straight defeat
The visitors could not build on a flying start in Paris.
Oct 24, 22:22
Anthony Bouthier scores for France on February 22, 2020
Result: France beat Wales in Cardiff to boost Grand Slam hopes
Former Wales defence coach Edwards watched France claim a deserved win.
Feb 22, 19:52
Leigh Halfpenny converts for Wales on November 30, 2019
Leigh Halfpenny confident Wales can still win Six Nations
The 2019 champions suffered a 24-14 defeat in Dublin last weekend.
Feb 15, 22:57
Andrew Conway celebrates scoring for Ireland on February 8, 2020
Result: Ireland secure bonus-point win over Wales to go top of Six Nations standings
The 24-14 result at the Aviva Stadium continued Wales' poor form in Dublin.
Feb 8, 16:28
Wales' Josh Adams scores their first try against Italy on February 1, 2020
Result: Josh Adams hat-trick helps Wales to emphatic start to Six Nations defence
Josh Adams crossed for three tries in Cardiff.
Feb 1, 16:33
Leigh Halfpenny converts for Wales on November 30, 2019
Result: Wayne Pivac off to winning start as Wales boss
Wales scored six tries in an entertaining contest.
Nov 30, 18:11
Justin Tipuric scores for Wales on September 23, 2019
Justin Tipuric named as Wales captain for Wayne Pivac's first match
Warren Gatland is head coach of the Barbarians.
Nov 28, 11:45
New Zealand's Ben Smith scores their third try against Wales on November 1, 2019
Result: New Zealand hammer Wales in World Cup bronze medal match
One game too far for the Welsh in Tokyo.
Nov 1, 11:04
Liam Williams during a Wales training session on January 31, 2019
Wales full-back Liam Williams to miss up to three months through injury
Wales full-back Liam Williams could be sidelined for three months
Oct 30, 07:56
Wales head coach Warren Gatland during the warm up before the match on October 27, 2019
Warren Gatland rings the changes for final match as Wales boss
Wales have lost four players to injury for the bronze medal game against New Zealand.
Oct 30, 07:45
South Africa celebrate after the match as Wales look dejected on October 27, 2019
Rugby World Cup day 38: South Africa end Wales dreams to set up England final
The Springboks will face England in next Saturday's final.
Oct 27, 15:32
Liam Williams during a Wales training session on January 31, 2019
Wales confirm Liam Williams ruled out of rest of World Cup
Welsh Rugby Union say full-back was injured in accidental collision during training.
Oct 25, 08:13
Jonathan Davies in action for Wales on March 16, 2019
Prince Charles: 'Wales will make us all proud at World Cup'
Warren Gatland's side face South Africa on Sunday.
Oct 23, 08:56
Josh Adams in action for Wales on October 13, 2019
Result: Wales labour past Uruguay to set up France quarter-final
Wales produce unconvincing display, but still finish top of their World Cup group.
Oct 13, 12:35
Wales' Ross Moriarty pictured in March 2019
Ross Moriarty hails Wales character after coming back against Fiji
Victory over Uruguay would see Wales win Pool D with a 100% record.
Oct 10, 06:53
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones pictured in March 2019
Alun Wyn Jones to earn record 130th Wales cap against Australia
Wales unchanged for Pool D showdown against Australia.
Sep 27, 07:17
Wales' Liam Williams celebrates scoring their fourth try against Georgia on September 23, 2019
Rugby World Cup day four: Wales up and running with comfortable win
We wrap up Monday's action and take a look at Tuesday's fixture where Samoa open their campaign against Russia.
Sep 23, 19:32
Wales' Liam Williams celebrates scoring their fourth try against Georgia on September 23, 2019
Result: Wales thump Georgia to get World Cup off to flying start
Powerful first-half performance underpinned Wales' Pool D victory at City of Toyota Stadium.
Sep 23, 16:38
Ireland celebrate defeating Wales on September 7, 2019
Result: Ireland defeat Wales to go top of world rankings
Injury concerns for Warren Gatland's side ahead of the Japan tournament.
Sep 7, 17:07
Wales' Leigh Halfpenny takes a successful penalty kick against England on August 17, 2019
Leigh Halfpenny: 'I wasn't walking too well before England win'
The full-back was drafted in late on to start Wales' World Cup warm-up clash against England.
Aug 18, 15:17
Leigh Halfpenny in action for Wales on November 10, 2018
Wales hope Halfpenny and Biggar will be fit to face England
Scarlets full-back Halfpenny has not played since November 10.
Feb 19, 14:51
Dan Biggar in action for Wales on February 1, 2019
Dan Biggar boost for Wales ahead of England showdown
The fly-half went off during Northampton's Gallagher Premiership victory over Sale.
Feb 18, 16:53
Leigh Halfpenny in action for Wales on November 10, 2018
Blow for Wales as Leigh Halfpenny is overlooked by Scarlets
The 30-year-old has not played since November.
Feb 15, 12:44
Neil Jenkins pictured in May 2017
Jenkins acknowledges England's quality
This season's two remaining unbeaten teams face Cardiff showdown on Saturday week.
Feb 14, 15:29
Taulupe Faletau in action for Wales at the Six Nations on March 11, 2018
Surgery rules Faletau out of Wales comeback
Leigh Halfpenny, however, poised to return after being sidelined for three months recovering from concussion.
Feb 12, 17:17
Leigh Halfpenny in action for Wales on November 10, 2018
Leigh Halfpenny to miss Wales' opening two Six Nations matches
Head coach Warren Gatland has insisted Wales will take no risks with full-back Halfpenny, who is in light training.
Jan 23, 14:15
Wales head coach Warren Gatland before the Six Nations match against Italy on  March 11, 2018
Wales boss Gatland thinks France clash is key to winning Six Nations
Wales kick off their campaign in Paris on February 1,
Jan 15, 15:38
Taulupe Faletau in action for Wales at the Six Nations on March 11, 2018
Faletau missing from Wales' Six Nations squad due to broken arm
Bath forward suffered latest injury in his comeback match against Wasps.
Jan 15, 12:58
Taulupe Faletau in action for Wales at the Six Nations on March 11, 2018
Wales forward Taulupe Faletau suffers broken arm – reports
The 28-year-old returned for Bath in Saturday's 18-16 Heineken Champions Cup win over Wasps.
Jan 14, 21:59
Wales head coach Warren Gatland before the Six Nations match against Italy on  March 11, 2018
Gatland with plenty to ponder ahead of Six Nations squad announcement
Wales open their Six Nations against France in Paris on February 1.
Jan 14, 13:09
Wales head coach Warren Gatland before the Six Nations match against Italy on  March 11, 2018
Gatland: Wales players believe they can achieve something special
Wales will claim a ninth successive victory against all opponents if they beat South Africa on Saturday.
Nov 22, 15:16
Wales backs coach Rob Howley pictured in November 2017
Wales will 'move on quickly' from Halfpenny blow – Howley
Wales will complete a first clean sweep of autumn Test victories if they beat South Africa on Saturday.
Nov 20, 15:48

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