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#Leigh Halfpenny

# leigh-halfpenny - Friday 22 November, 2013

Read and Halfpenny among the IRB Player of the Year nominees Acclaim This post contains a poll

Read and Halfpenny among the IRB Player of the Year nominees

The Welsh star has been rewarded for his influential performances for the British and Irish Lions

# leigh-halfpenny - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Halfpenny wins world player of the year award in France

The Lions and Wales fullback has been recognised for his excellent form over the last year.

# leigh-halfpenny - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Are you watching Mr Schmidt? Copeland stars in Toulon shock job

The Wexford native was named man-of-the-match after Cardiff Blues beat the reigning champions.

# leigh-halfpenny - Friday 27 September, 2013

As it happened: Leinster v Cardiff Blues, RaboDirect Pro12

Brian O’Driscoll, Rob Kearney, Jamie Heaslip and Cian Healy all returned for the league champions.

# leigh-halfpenny - Monday 22 July, 2013

Sexton could be reunited with Lions teammate Halfpenny at Racing Metro

The French club are reported to be one of three sides competing with Cardiff Blues for the Welsh fullback.

# leigh-halfpenny - Monday 8 July, 2013

6 Lions players that enhanced their reputation Down Under

Many of the tourists arrived with big reputations, some fly back as genuine Lions legends.

# leigh-halfpenny - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Lions skipper Jones pays tribute to iconic Halfpenny after Test masterclass

The Welsh fullback won the Player of the Series.

# leigh-halfpenny - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Feast your eyes on the Lions' series-clinching victory over Australia Highlights This post contains videos

Feast your eyes on the Lions' series-clinching victory over Australia

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# leigh-halfpenny - Saturday 29 June, 2013

As it happened: Lions v Australia, Second Test – 2013 Tour All Square This post contains videos

As it happened: Lions v Australia, Second Test – 2013 Tour

The Wallabies threw the kitchen sink and Israel Folau at the Lions as they sought to keep the series alive.

# leigh-halfpenny - Friday 21 June, 2013

Flashback: Brian O'Driscoll gasses it in from 60 yards to shock the Aussies Lions Classics This post contains videos

Flashback: Brian O'Driscoll gasses it in from 60 yards to shock the Aussies

The 21-year-old Irish wonder-kid beat five Australians on his way to the tryline and a First Test win in 2001.

# leigh-halfpenny - Friday 14 June, 2013

Kearney retains hope of pushing for Halfpenny's place

“There is a lot to happen yet,” Kearney says. “I’m running perfectly, have no problems at all and I’m even happier than I expected to be.”

# leigh-halfpenny - Thursday 13 June, 2013

"I had to draw a line in the sand" - Wallaby fullback Beale on alcohol battle Wallaby Woe This post contains videos

"I had to draw a line in the sand" - Wallaby fullback Beale on alcohol battle

The troubled Australian star insists he is 100% focused on delivering a Test Series win for his country.

# leigh-halfpenny - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Breakfast with Lions: Captain Sam, diving headers and shoot 'em ups Get Stuck In This post contains videos

Breakfast with Lions: Captain Sam, diving headers and shoot 'em ups

Cian Healy may be gone but the tour must go on as the Lions come up against Sean Maitland’s cousin, Quade Cooper and the Reds.

# leigh-halfpenny - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

'I'll take that to start with' says Halfpenny after Lions kicking masterclass

Plenty of seven-pointers from Warren Gatland’s men and 11-from-11 for the unerring Welsh fullback.

# leigh-halfpenny - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Sexton gets place-kicking duties against Force but Halfpenny a willing reserve

The Ireland outhalf has earned praise from Aussie legend Matt Burke.

# leigh-halfpenny - Monday 3 June, 2013

Zebo or Hook the likely Lions if hamstrung Kearney fails to recover

The Irish fullback may not play a tour match until a week before the First Test.

# leigh-halfpenny - Friday 19 April, 2013

Jason Robinson: Exceptional Kearney should start as Lions fullback Lions 2013 This post contains videos

Jason Robinson: Exceptional Kearney should start as Lions fullback

There is still hope for Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny though.

# leigh-halfpenny - Saturday 30 March, 2013

VIDEO: Welsh centre Jonathan Davies bodypops his way to a super try Breakdance Try This post contains videos

VIDEO: Welsh centre Jonathan Davies bodypops his way to a super try

The challenge has been thrown down to his Lions jersey rival, Brian O’Driscoll.

# leigh-halfpenny - Friday 22 March, 2013

The votes are in: Leigh Halfpenny claims 6 Nations award MVP This post contains videos

The votes are in: Leigh Halfpenny claims 6 Nations award

The Welsh full back is your player of the tournament.

# leigh-halfpenny - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

6 Nations: Team of the Tournament

In all the glory of hindsight, we presented the best XV of this year’s championship.

# leigh-halfpenny - Monday 18 March, 2013

O'Driscoll and Murray on 6 Nations Player of the Championship shortlist

There are four Welshmen [champions] and four players from France [sixth] included.

# leigh-halfpenny - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Wales the 6 Nations champions after a stunning win over England Winners This post contains videos

Wales the 6 Nations champions after a stunning win over England

A 30-3 win at the Millennium Stadium means the Welsh retain their title.

# leigh-halfpenny - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

'A lot of guys haven't really experienced what winning for their country feels like'

Rob Kearney is desperate for Ireland to finish their campaign on a high and admits he needs to impress the Lions selectors.

# leigh-halfpenny - Saturday 9 March, 2013

6 Nations: Halfpenny boot shines through messy Welsh win

The fullback’s eight successful kicks were the difference in Murrayfield after Richie Gray was stretchered off.

# leigh-halfpenny - Monday 25 February, 2013

6 Nations: Team of the Week

If you are expecting to see any Irish names, you are in for a long wait.

# leigh-halfpenny - Saturday 23 February, 2013

6 Nations: Wales stay on championship track after swatting Italy aside Latest This post contains videos

6 Nations: Wales stay on championship track after swatting Italy aside

The defending champions look revived after their victory in France last time out.

# leigh-halfpenny - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

6 Nations: Byrne in the Ha'penny place as Wales scour for second rows

The fullback is flying for Clermont Auvergne but may play have to settle for the bench against Ireland.

# leigh-halfpenny - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Wales full-back Halfpenny discharged from hospital

The 23-year-old suffered a nasty neck injury in the defeat to Australia, but no major damage was detected.

# leigh-halfpenny - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Pro12: Connacht coach Millard 'still tossing and turning' about replacing Elwood

The Australian has taken a number of calls from southern hemisphere coaches about the soon to be vacant post.

# leigh-halfpenny - Saturday 27 October, 2012

As it happened: Leinster v Cardiff Blues, RaboDirect Pro12

Leinster thrashed the Welshmen 52-9 the last time the two sides met at the RDS. Could Joe Schmidt’s men repeat the dose?

# leigh-halfpenny - Friday 6 April, 2012

Leinster versus Cardiff: 3 key battles for the quarter-final clash

Scrum and breakdown will be key at the Aviva but can Brian O’Driscoll shimmy through the Jamie Roberts sized gap in Cardiff’s midfield

# leigh-halfpenny - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Six Nations: Tuilagi back to make a splash for England

The Leicester centre is one of four changes as England gear up to face tournament-favourites, Wales, at Twickenham.

# leigh-halfpenny - Friday 10 February, 2012

Ref right to penalise Ferris, insists Warburton

The Wales captain has claimed his side deserved the last-minute penalty that led to their victory.

# leigh-halfpenny - Monday 6 February, 2012

Here's what the Welsh media thought of Ireland's performance yesterday

The reaction to Ireland’s performance in this country was largely negative, but what did the opposition’s journalists make of the game?

# leigh-halfpenny - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Match report: Heartbreak for Ireland as Welsh snatch last-minute victory

A late Leigh Halfpenny penalty prevented Declan Kidney’s men from gaining an unlikely triumph in Dublin.

# leigh-halfpenny - Friday 7 October, 2011

Quarter-final countdown: the view from Wales

Curious about how the Welsh view Irish rugby? Look no further: we’ve found a bona fide, valley-dwelling Welsh person to respond to your queries.

# leigh-halfpenny - Monday 26 September, 2011

As it happened: Wales v Namibia

As Wales took on Namibia in what proved to be a relatively one-sided encounter, we brought you minute-by-minute live coverage of the game.