Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny

Position: Wing

Date Of Birth 22/12/1988 (29)
Place Of Birth Swansea
Height 177cm / 5' 10"
Weight 85kg / 13st 5lbs

Leigh Halfpenny was born in Gorseinon and began his career with the Ospreys at age grade level, enjoying successful stints with both U18 and U20 squads before being called up to play for Wales U18s in the Home Nations Championship in 2006. The following season he was called up for U19s duty for Wales in the IRB Junior World Cup. When he started in University ahead of the 2007 -2008 season Halfpenny made the switch from the Ospreys to Cardiff. After 21 games for Cardiff he made his Cardiff Blues debut, against Ulster at Ravenhill, in May 2008 scoring three conversions in the 26 - 17 victory.

His first cap for Wales came in the opening game of the autumn internationals, against World Champions South Africa, on November 8th 2008, and at the end of the season he was selected for the Lions tour of South Africa. Sadly, he had to return home early due to the recurrence of a thigh injury without him featuring in any of the tests. In 2011 he played for Wales in the World Cup held in New Zealand, where his last minute penalty to win the semi-final against France fell agonisingly short. Two more successful Lions tours followed in 2013 to Australia and 2017 to New Zealand. After a number of seasons with Cardiff and Cardiff Blues, Leigh signed for Racing Club Toulonnais in France where he was part of a European Cup winning squad before returning to South Wales with the Scarlets.   

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  2006/2007 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  2007/2008 19 14 0 5 8 27 28 0 178  
  2008/2009 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 6  
  Total 21 15 0 6 8 27 30 0 184  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/05/2007 Llanelli WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 37  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  11/08/2007 Birmingham & Solihull FB 1 3 1 0 14 W 46 - 21  
  15/08/2007 Cardiff Blues WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 36  
  18/08/2007 Mounts Bay Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  25/08/2007 Weston-Super-Mare WI 1 4 0 0 13 W 55 - 0  
  01/09/2007 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 35 - 21  
  08/09/2007 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 25 - 23  
  10/11/2007 Llanelli WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 37  
  17/11/2007 Neath WI 1 2 2 0 15 W 20 - 13  
  01/12/2007 Maesteg WI 0 1 2 0 8 W 28 - 5  
  22/12/2007 Bedwas FB 1 3 1 0 14 W 29 - 8  
  29/12/2007 Pontypridd WI 0 0 6 0 18 W 23 - 10  
  05/01/2008 Aberavon WI 0 0 3 0 9 L 14 - 42  
  19/01/2008 Llandovery WI 0 1 1 0 5 W 15 - 0  
  29/03/2008 Ebbw Vale FB 1 3 0 0 11 W 21 - 0  
  05/04/2008 Llanelli FB 0 3 4 0 18 W 38 - 20  
  08/04/2008 Newport FB 0 0 2 0 6 L 11 - 24  
  12/04/2008 Maesteg FB 1 3 1 0 14 W 24 - 20  
  20/04/2008 Neath FB 0 1 4 0 14 W 24 - 22  
  06/05/2008 Pontypridd FB 0 3 1 0 9 W 27 - 26  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/08/2008 Coventry WI 0 0 2 0 6 W 14 - 7  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 78 41 0 37 14 61 168 0 696  
  British and Irish Lions 4 2 0 2 0 5 13 0 49  

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