Wales star OUT of England vs Wales Six Nations clash
Wales have been dealt an 11th hour blow after full-back and goalkicking ace Leigh Halfpenny was ruled out of today’s big Six Nations showdown with England.
Halfpenny has a foot infection, which has swollen badly, and as a result the star misses the Twickenham clash.
His place in the team is taken by Gareth Anscombe, with Owen Watkin coming onto the replacements’ bench.
Wales boss Warren Gatland reportedly considered the option of calling up Liam Williams, who is in London to prepare for Saracens’ match against Newcastle at 2.30pm.
However, Gatland has chosen to keep it in-house with New Zealand-born Anscombe promoted from the bench.
Halfpenny ended a five-year drought without an international try last week, going over twice as Wales thumped Scotland 34-7 at the Principality Stadium.
The 29-year-old also added 14 points with the boot to make him the leading points-scorer in this year’s Six Nations, a title he could lose to Owen Farrell at Twickenham today.