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