Leigh Halfpenny’s huge wage cut revealed

The Rugby paper has revealed that Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny deal with the WRU and Scarlets is a lot less than he was offered 12 months ago.

The longest transfer saga of the Premiership era came to an end last week with the WRU getting a cut price on the Lion.


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WIth Halfpenny’s stock still soaring prior to the 2017 Six Nations, the Union upped the ante with a bumper offer of £420,000-per-year offer along with the Cardiff Blues, which totals at £1.26m.

The dual contract that he signed last week is understood to be £350,000 – 1.05m over three years.


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Despite a reduction of 70,000 per season, he remains one of the highest paid Welsh players, a list headed by Sam Warburton and Alun Wyn Jones.

Nevertheless, Halfpenny’s earning potential has reportedly been halved after Toulon were reportedly offered him 750,000 per season back in January.

Wasps also confirmed that they had offered the Welshman £400,000 but withdrew their offer after running out of patience.

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