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Leigh Halfpenny

Born: December 2, 1988 (age 30)

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 200 articles about Leigh Halfpenny. Articles 1 to 40:
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
Wales back Scott Williams pictured in February 2018
Wales' Scott Williams expected to miss rest of Six Nations with back injury
Warren Gatland's squad are currently second in the table.
Feb 13, 15:54
Wales back Scott Williams pictured in February 2018
Wales' Scott Williams expected to miss rest of Six Nations with back injury
Warren Gatland's squad are currently second in the table.
Feb 13, 15:54
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
Leigh Halfpenny in action for Wales on November 10, 2018
Halfpenny misses Wales clash with South Africa due to concussion
The full-back suffered concussion after a challenge by Australia centre Samu Kerevi.
Nov 20, 14:24
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
Eddie Jones pictured on June 25, 2016
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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