Posts Tagged ‘Leigh Halfpenny’
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WALES AND Scotland, like two prize fighters slugged out a first-half bereft of quality and punctuated by a constant penalties given by whistle-happy referee Craig Joubert. The only highlight, if you can call it that, was a close-range try from blond battering ram Richard Hibbard on 21 mins, after some fine work down the touchline from George North.
Posted 121 days ago
THE BRITISH and Irish Lions are still hotter than a Justin Bieber and David Beckham collaborative calendar. Need proof? Every single test ticket for this summer’s tour sold out in 15 minutes. People are tearing their hair out, trying to find a seat. The powers that be Down Under have promised a spectacle to rival the 2003 Rugby World Cup and the omens are good.
Posted 128 days ago
WALES FULL-BACK Leigh Halfpenny watched the Living with Lions video that followed the 1997 tour to South Africa countless times and remembers the 2001 trip to Australia well too. Here are his three top Lions memories from those tours…
1. South Africa v Lions, Second Test, 1997
“I remember Scott Gibbs running over Os du Randt – that was one of my…
Posted 131 days ago
This was a drab game, full of errors and lacking inspiration, with little to entertain as players trudged from scrum to scrum. In fact, it look like the pitch was going to be the main talking point until George North dived over the line. That try broke the deadlock after an insipid 72 minutes and from there Wales closed out a memorable win against a dire French side.
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Posted 199 days ago
Wales once again lost to the Wallabies when it seemed that they couldn’t. They have now lost their last three games to Australia in the dying minutes – once in the 72nd minute and twice in the 79th. This last defeat was the most unbearable of them all as it came at the end of a much improved and much needed performance.
Posted 199 days ago
This game was the horror movie version of Groundhog Day for Wales, who put in their best performance of a hugely disappointing autumn series only to finish bereft after losing narrowly to Australia for a seventh time in 13 months. The game was no spectacle of running rugby – in truth it was more of a kicking duel – but no one could say the game was meaningless.
Posted 362 days ago
By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor
In a nutshell
The Wallabies succeeded where Wales failed last week, taking the lead with six minutes to go and controlling the ball in the closing stages to secure another narrow win and a 3-0 Test series whitewash. It was a courageous effort from Wales, an effort epitomised by captain Sam Warburton, who played on…