French newspaper reports that Leigh Halfpenny’s future is finally settled
Midi Olympique has reported that British & Irish Lions fullback Leigh Halfpenny has at long last sorted his future ahead of the 2017/18 season.
After seeing out his contract extension with Toulon, a fresh deal wasn’t forthcoming and when Halfpenny flew to New Zealand to represent the Lions ahead of the Top 14 final, owner Mourad Boudjellal closed that particular door.
Halfpenny’s predicament has now been brewing for months, but the French media outlet is reporting that he’s finally found a new club.
Midi Olympique revealed that he will return to Wales, re-signing with a club he knows well, Cardiff Blues.
By committing to Cardiff the former Toulon fullback will have his salary paid by his club as well as the Welsh Rugby Union.
The move would see him play alongside good friend and Lions captain Sam Warburton as well as Alex Cuthbert and Gethin Jenkins.