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Blues unaware of Halfpenny move

02nd January 2014 08:49


Cardiff Blues boss Phil Davies

Phil Davies: Wants to keep his players

Cardiff Blues boss Phil Davies insists Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny hasn't told them he's leaving to join Toulon.

According to reports in a French newspaper, Halfpenny - who is the Six Nations player of the tournament and the British and Irish Lions' man of the series after their tour to Australia - has committed to a move to the Heineken Cup champions.

But according to Davies the Blues are unaware of such a move.

"He's hasn't told me, chief executive Richard Holland or chairman Peter Thomas," he told Walesonline.

"I would be surprised if he has. He's still our player - he's not gone anywhere yet. We want to keep all our best players."

Halfpenny, whose five penalties helped Cardiff to a 21-13 victory over the Dragons at the Arms Park on Wednesday, was coy when asked about his future.

"I'm just concentrating on playing for the Blues at the moment," he said.

"We have got a massive few games coming up and my focus is firmly on going into the Heineken Cup next week."

Davies was relieved with his side's victory over the Dragons.

"It wasn't pretty but it was a valuable win," he said.

The result moves them level on points with the Scarlets in the PRO12 standings, just two adrift of the Dragons.

Davies was unhappy after the Blues nearly threw away a 9-0 lead.

A poor chip kick from Rhys Patchell was gathered by Ashley Smith who offloaded to Dan Evans. He put Will Harries in the clear and the pacy wing scored the game's only try.

"We had turnover ball," added Davies.

"If we're going to kick, we have got to kick long to be honest."

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