Leigh Halfpenny

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Paul Asquith of Scarlets scores his side’s fifth and winning try during the  Champions Cup match against  Benetton Rugby at Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Scarlets 33 Benetton 28 Centre Paul Asquith scored a try in the final minute as Scarlets pulled off a remarkable 33-28 bonus-point victory over Benet(...)

Hadleigh Parkes of Wales stretches clear of South Africa’s  Andries Coetzee to score his side’s third try. Photograph: Getty Images

Relief was quickly followed by reality for Wales. Victory against a side that could only be identified as South Africa by the colour of the jerseys co(...)

 Wales’ Scott Andrews after his shirt is pulled over his head. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Wales 24 South Africa 22 A second half penalty from Leigh Halfpenny allowed Wales to hold off South Africa and emerge narrow 24-22 victors in their t(...)

“This is a massive year for everyone. There is a core group of us where this is everything to us. If we don’t get into the World Series then what do you do? Go into a 9-5 job?”

Last March Leinster team manager Guy Easterby told Billy Dardis that there wouldn’t be a contract for him the following season. The province had signe(...)

Scarlets’ Hadleigh Parkes will make his Wales debut this weekend. Photograph: Kevin Barnes/Inpho

New Zealand-born Hadleigh Parkes will make his Wales debut in Saturday’s Principality Stadium clash against South Africa. The Scarlets centre only co(...)

New Zealand’s wing Waisake Naholo scores a try against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Getty Images

Wales 18 New Zealand 33 Wales suffered a 30th successive defeat against New Zealand as the world champion All Blacks ended their European tour in win(...)

Australia’s Michael Hooper scores his side’s third  try in the match against Wales at  the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters

Wales 21 Australia 29 Wales suffered a 13th successive defeat against Australia as the Wallabies claimed a hard-fought 29-21 victory in Cardiff. Fir(...)

Renato Giammarioli scored one of Zebre’s six tries in the Guinness Pro 14 match against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth. Photograph:   Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Southern Kings 17 Zebre 43 Zebre thrashed Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth in a further dent to the Guinness Pro 14’s South African expansion. Ital(...)

Ulster’s Andrew Trimble congratulates try scorer John Andrew during the Guinness Pro 14 game against the Scarlets at  Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 27 Scarlets 20 It seemed appropriate on the night that was in it that Ulster surged their way late on to secure a dramatic triumph by halting (...)

Leigh Halfpenny: will man the fullback berth for Scarlets against Ulster. Photograph: Simon King/Camerasport/Inpho

Ulster v Scarlets, Kingspan Stadium (7.35, live on BBC 2 and TG4) The Scarlets travel in expectation rather than hope as they attempt to equal a clu(...)

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