WRU confirm ongoing talks with full-back Leigh Halfpenny

“Talks are ongoing” for Leigh Halfpenny to return to Wales according to Welsh Rugby Union chairman Gareth Davies.

Halfpenny, who left Toulon in the summer after three years with the French club, is in advanced talks but Davies refused to say which of Welsh regions he’d join, with both Cardiff Blue and Llanelli Scarlets in pursuit of his signature.


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“We’re looking forward to bring him back to play his rugby in Wales so that he’s considered as one of the game’s heroes and that the kids and the next generation can see one of our best players play in Wales,” Davies told BBC Wales.

Scarlets general manager Jon Daniels refused to confirm that Halfpenny would be heading to Llanelli.

“If there is anything on Leigh Halfpenny in the near future, I am sure the Welsh Rugby Union will be making that statement when they are ready to do so. Until then we are getting on with our preparations,” Daniels said.

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