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Leigh Halfpenny
Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny made his Cardiff Blues debut against Ulster at Ravenhill in May 2008, scoring 3 conversions in the 17-26 victory.

Halfpenny shone through the age grade system taking part in the 2005–2006 seasons U18 Home Four Nations Championship. He earned a call up to the Wales U19 squad during the 2006–2007 season for the U19 IRB World Championships in Belfast after impressing in the spring internationals.

Leigh enjoyed a successful tournament, starring in every match, and gaining one try against Argentina and a brace against Samoa in the Pool stages of the U19 competition. He finished the tournament on a total of 57 points scored for his country.

Halfpenny joined Cardiff RFC ahead of the 2007–2008 season and represented the Blues U20 in the Reebok Regional U20 Championship.

Leigh went on to be named in the starting 15 for the 2009 Six Nations game against Scotland and become a formidable force in the national team. Leading to him being called up to the 2009 British and Irish Lions but was dealt a blow when he had to withdraw from the squad due to a thigh injury.

Halfpenny was a key member of the 2011 Wales World Cup team, changing to Fullback for Wales and becoming the first choice kicker. Leigh cemented his place at Fullback in the 2012 Six Nations Grand Slam team gaining the majority of Wales’ points.

In the 2013 Six Nations Championship Leigh was named man of the match twice and claimed the RBS Six Nations Player of the Tournament. He shone in the 2013 British and Irish lions tour of Australia starting all three tests and claiming the Lions player of the Series.
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DOB22nd Dec 1988
BirthplaceSwansea, Wales
Height1.78 m (5' 10")
Weight85 kg (13 st 5 lb)
PositionFull Back
HonoursWales (52 caps)
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
20/09/2013
Zebre

1

6


20
80
27/09/2013
Leinster Rugby

1

2


8
80
06/10/2013
Edinburgh Rugby

2

5


19
80
13/10/2013
Exeter Chiefs

3

1


9
80
19/10/2013
RC Toulon

1

3


11
80
25/10/2013
Ulster Rugby

1

3


11
80
06/12/2013
Glasgow Warriors

2

4


16
80
13/12/2013
Glasgow Warriors



2


6
80
20/12/2013
Ospreys

1

4


14
80
26/12/2013
Newport Gwent Dragons

1

3


11
80
01/01/2014
Newport Gwent Dragons



5


15
80
11/01/2014
RC Toulon

2

2


10
80
18/01/2014
Exeter Chiefs

1

2


8
80
Total Played 13 0
16
0
42
0
0
158
1040
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2013-2014 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
6

9

14


60
2013-2014 - RaboDirect PRO12
Cardiff Blues
7

7

28


98
2013-2014 Total

13

16

42


158
2012-2013 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
4
3
6

12


63
2012-2013 - RaboDirect PRO12
Cardiff Blues
6 +1
2
6

14


64
2012-2013 Total

10 +1
5
12

26


127
2011-2012 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
5

4

12


44
2011-2012 - RaboDirect PRO12
Cardiff Blues
5

3

14


48
2011-2012 Total

10

7

26


92
2010-2011 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
4
1


5


20
2010-2011 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
10 +1
2
1

8


36
2010-2011 Total

14 +1
3
1

13


56
2009-2010 - Amlin Challenge Cup
Cardiff Blues
3
2


1


13
2009-2010 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
4 +1
1


3


14
2009-2010 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
11

1

6


20
2009-2010 Total

18 +1
3
1

10


47
2008-2009 - EDF Energy Cup
Cardiff Blues
4
3





15
2008-2009 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
8
4
1

5


37
2008-2009 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
5 +1
3


5


30
2008-2009 Total

17 +1
10
1

10


82
2007-2008 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
1

3




6
2007-2008 Total

1

3




6
Total - Heineken Cup

31 +1
9
20

51


238
Total - RaboDirect PRO12

45 +3
7
21

75


302
Total - Amlin Challenge Cup

3
2


1


13
Total - EDF Energy Cup

4
3





15
Total

83 +4
21
41
0
127
0
0
568
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