Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny

Position: Wing

Date Of Birth 22/12/1988 (28)
Place Of Birth Swansea
Height 177cm / 5' 10"
Weight 85kg / 13st 5lbs

Leigh Halfpenny was born in Gorseinon near Swansea 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 at U18 level in the Home Nations Championship in 2006.

The following season he was called up for U19s duty for Wales in the IRB world Championship.
Halfpenny made the switch from the Ospreys to Cardiff RFC ahead of the 2007 -2008 season.
He made his Blues debut againgst Ulster at Ravenhill in May 2008 scoring three conversions in the 17 -26 victory.

He gained his first cap for Wales in their first game of the autumn internations against world champions South Africa on November 8th 2008, and was selected for the 2009 Lions tour of South Africa but had to return home early due to the recurrence of a thigh injury without featuring in the tests. 

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 71 37 0 34 12 47 155 0 619  
  British and Irish Lions 4 2 0 2 0 5 13 0 49  

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