Leigh Halfpenny confirms he will retire from international rugby following the Barbarians game in November… as the Welshman stepping away 15 years playing for his country

Leigh Halfpenny has announced that he will retire from international rugby following Wales’s match against the Barbarians on November 4. 

The 34-year-old has amassed 101 caps across a 15-year career with his country. 

In a statement posted on X, he wrote: ‘After having time to reflect after the Rugby World Cup campaign, it’s with a heavy heart that I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from international rugby.

‘The decision hasn’t been easy, but the time feels right for me now and I look forward to running out one last time against the Barbarians next week at home.

‘It’s been such a huge honour and privilege to put on the Welsh jersey and represent my country over the past 15 years. It was a dream as a kid growing up playing for Gorseinon to one day play for Wales and I’ve made the most incredible memories.’ 

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Leigh Halfpenny has announced he will retire from international rugby on November 4

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