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5 players praised by Alun Wyn Jones in his new book

#3. Leigh Halfpenny

  • Born December 22, 1988, Swansea
  • Major teams British and Irish Lions, Wales, Scarlets
  • Caps 100
  • Position Fullback, Wing

Jones wrote: ’19 penalties, 21 conversions (in Australia, Lions 2013). A record number of points for a Lions player in one test, breaking Neil Jenkins record for most points across three tests. Man of the series, in case he needed anything else.

‘Leigh kicks, and then does everything I do bar the set piece. There’s the yards he makes with the ball in hand, the last-ditch tackles he’s made. He put his head on the wrong side a few times, not through lack of technique but pure courage.

‘I’ll remember him as much for when he’s put his body on the line as when he’s banged over a kick from halfway.’

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Did you know? His first name is actually Stephen

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