Halfpenny 'gutted' at missing Cardiff farewell
May 7, 2014
Leigh Halfpenny is led from the Twickenham field after dislocating his shoulder © Getty Images
Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny has admitted to being "gutted" injurt will prevent him having a farewell match for Cardiff Blues before he heads to Toulon in the summer.
Halfpenny sustained a shoulder injury in the defeat by England in March and was subsequently ruled out for the season.
"I would have loved to put that jersey on for one last time," he said. "[They're] a fantastic group of boys and I've loved my time here. I'll miss the squad massively and the fans as well who have been fantastic since I arrived here.
"When I had the injury I realised then I'd played my last game for the Blues for the next three years at least and I was gutted."
He said the decision to join Toulon was a hard one but in the end it came down to their desire to win trophies. "They're a very ambitious club. They want to win year on year the Top 14 and the European Cup. That was a deciding factor in my decision of how ambitious they are and they want to be the best.
"I'm looking forward to meeting up and working with the players out there. They've got some world class there. Watching their games and having played out there, it's phenomenal when they've got a packed crowd."
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