- Name:Leigh Halfpenny
- Date of Birth:December 22, 1988
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- Club:Cardiff Blues
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Cardiff Blues back Leigh Halfpenny brings searing pace and natural try-scoring instincts to the Lions party.
Cardiff Blues back Halfpenny brings searing pace and natural try-scoring instincts to the Lions party.
He began his career with the Ospreys but made the switch to Cardiff ahead of the 2007-2008 season before playing a starring role for Wales in the IRB Junior World Championship in the summer of 2008.
In his first six starts for the Blues, Halfpenny touched down seven times, including a brace against Gloucester in the Heineken Cup. His try-scoring from led to a call-up into Warren Gatland's Wales squad for the 2008 autumn internationals.
Following an injury to Scarlets wing Mark Jones, Halfpenny was thrust into action against South Africa, opening the scoring with a nerveless penalty.
He retained his place for the following match with Canada, scoring two tries, and was also in action as Wales slipped to a defeat at the hands of the All Blacks before featuring during the Six Nations campaign.