Halfpenny named in Toulon squad

Date published: April 14 2015

Toulon full-back Leigh Halfpenny looks likely to feature in Sunday's European Rugby Champions Cup semi-final against Leinster, despite suffering a shoulder injury last week.

The Wales star has been included in the defending European champions' extended 29-man squad for the clash in Marseille.

Halfpenny suffered a shoulder sprain in the Top 14 leaders' win over Grenoble last Saturday – his first game back after a concussion-enforced lay-off – leading to doubt over his participation this weekend.

But the 26-year-old is expected to train on Wednesday.

Injured French international centre Maxime Mermoz, Pumas playmaker Juan Martín Hernández and wingers David Smith and Josua Tuisova are absent however.