Wales Suffer Halfpenny Blow

Wales Suffer Halfpenny Blow

Wales will be without fullback Leigh Halfpenny for Saturday’s clash with South Africa at Cardiff. Halfpenny suffered concussion in the 9-6 win over Australia 10 days ago and won’t be involved against the Springboks.

 

Assistant coach Rob Howley revealed George North is available following a leg injury and says Halfpenny’s absence should give other players a chance to make an impact.

 

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He told reporters: “Leigh did some training on Saturday morning and he was still feeling a little bit light-headed. “It is a common-sense approach. The player’s welfare came first so unfortunately he will miss out this weekend. “I am glad to say George North is back in full training. He trained this morning and he is available for selection.”

 

Howley added: “We feel as if we have a lot of strength in depth in the back three from the Six Nations and summer tour. “Selections a couple of years ago did not take too long but now it is a really healthy debate.

 

“It gives us an opportunity, maybe. Liam Williams can step up there, Gareth Anscombe has played fullback and Hallam Amos. “There is a lot of opportunity for those players so it’s just trying to get that right mix.”

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