10 Mar 2014

Halfpenny out for rest of season

10:59 am on 10 March 2014

The Wales star Leigh Halfpenny will miss the rest of this season after dislocating his shoulder during the champions' 29-18 Six Nations loss to England at Twickenham.

The fullback, who scored all of Wales' points with six penalties, injured his right shoulder with a try-saving tackle on England centre Luther Burrell.

The 25-year-old Halfpenny, player of the 2013 Six Nations and man of the series during the British and Irish Lions series win in Australia last year, is due to join French giants Toulon, the reigning European champions, at the end of the season on a salary worth a reported $780,000 a year.