Leigh Halfpenny poised to join Welsh region

British and Irish Lions and Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny is poised to join Scarlets in a deal partly funded by the Welsh Rugby Union.

The 28-year-old is out of contract after spending four seasons with Toulon.


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According to The Times, the 28-year-old has opted for the Scarlets over Cardiff Blues, the region he left for France in the summer of 2013.

He is expected to be awarded a national dual contract, which would see 60% of his salary paid by the WRU.

The Scarlets have declined to comment at this stage. The WRU have also been asked.

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