TRANSFER | Out of contract Leigh Halfpenny’s future finally sorted

Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny has ended months of uncertainty over his future by signing a new deal with the Scarlets, reports Wales Online.

Details of the new deal have yet to be formally announced, but it is understood the 31-year-old has opted to recommit to the region he joined from Toulon in 2017.

The fullback had been linked with a move to long-time suitors Bath, but in the midst of the Pandemic, that move has fallen apart once again.

Rated as one of the leading goal-kickers in world rugby, Leigh started his rugby career across the Loughor Bridge in Gorseinon.

He was in the Ospreys set-up before being snapped up by Cardiff Blues where he graduated to international honours. Leigh starred on the British & Lions tour of Australia in 2013 with his dead-eyed kicking off the tee seeing the full-back named player of the series and elevating him to one of the stars of the international game.

He joined Toulon in 2014, winning a Champions Cup with the French giants. He returned to Welsh rugby ahead of the 2017-18 campaign, agreeing a deal with the Scarlets. Leigh is the third highest points-scorer in Welsh rugby history.


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