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Leigh Halfpenny delighted with 'dream start'

Halfpenny delighted with 'dream start'
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Leigh Halfpenny is excited about starting at full-back for Wales's World Cup quarter-final against Ireland on Saturday.

Leigh Halfpenny has described his inclusion in the Wales starting lineup for their World Cup quarter-final against Ireland as "a dream come true".

The 22-year-old has played in a number of positions for his country, but he will start Saturday's showdown at full-back.

"For me, it is a dream come true," he said. "I have always wanted to play full-back for my country and what a time to do it, in the quarter-final of the World Cup. I couldn't wish for more.

"I am really pleased to be picked there and to be given an opportunity. I want to take it with both hands."

Halfpenny has made 22 appearances for Wales.

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