Leigh Halfpenny: Wales & Toulon full-back could miss rest of season

Leigh Halfpenny
Lee Halfpenny has scored 508 points for Wales

Toulon's Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny is unlikely to return to action this season, according to reports in France.

The 27-year-old has been out since suffering a knee injury in Wales' win against Italy in September 2015 but had been scheduled to return in mid-April.

Halfpenny had been registered in Toulon's European Champions Cup squad.

But the former Cardiff Blues player did not feature in their quarter-final defeat by Racing 92 on Sunday.

Coach Bernard Laporte had suggested Halfpenny would return against Pau on 16 April.

Toulon's final game of the regular season is on June 4 against Bordeaux-Begles, with the play-offs to follow.

A further absence would rule Halfpenny out of Wales' summer tour of New Zealand.

The WRU and Toulon have been contacted for comment.

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