Rugby Transfer Rumours: Premiership club make official approach for Leigh Halfpenny

Rugby Transfer Rumours: Premiership club make official approach for Leigh Halfpenny

The Times has reported that Wales international fullback Leigh Halfpenny is weighing up a big-money move to the Aviva Premiership. 

Halfpenny reportedly visited Farleigh House last Monday – a day off for Todd Blackadder’s.


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The 28-year-old had been in talks to return to Wales next season on a dual contract with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and his former region, Cardiff Blues, with the 2019 Rugby World Cup in mind.

WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips said in January: “Anyway you look at it, you would want to have Leigh playing in Welsh rugby.



“We have made him the best offer we possibly can. It’s a head versus heart decision for Leigh.

“We hope he comes back, but he’s his own man and I would respect his decision, whatever it is.”



The salary offer was believed to be about £420,000 per year, while French giants Toulon were willing to pay about £750,000.

Negotiations with the WRU reportedly broke down not due to money, but because the union was not willing to extend their proposed two-year contract by four more months to cover the World Cup in Japan at the start of the 2019 season, before Halfpenny would potentially try his hand at Super Rugby.

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