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Leigh Halfpenny declared ‘the future is bright’ for Welsh rugby as he prepares to bid farewell at international level after a glittering 15-year Test career.
Halfpenny will play his last game for Wales in a controversial match with the Barbarians at Principality Stadium on Saturday, one which takes place on the same day as a Welsh domestic derby.
The 34-year-old, who won 101 caps for his country and is third on Wales’ all-time list of men's points scorers for Wales with 801, decided to retire from Tests after the World Cup.
Since his Wales debut in 2008, the Wales full-back shirt has been dominated by Halfpenny and Liam Williams but both players are now moving on.
‘Liam was a world class full-back and has been incredible for Wales. We're good mates and it's been a pleasure to play alongside him. He's a good friend,’ Halfpenny said.
Wales star Leigh Halfpenny prepares to bid farewell after a glittering 15-year Test career
‘Obviously we've had that competition but it's never got in the way of that friendship. He's been unbelievable. You've got Josh Adams and Louis Rees-Zammit who have played there (full-back). ‘When they have, they've done an incredible job for Wales. You've got Tom Rogers. He's a bright talent. I'm sure he's got an exciting future ahead of him.
‘You've got Jacob Beetham at Cardiff, Cai Evans at the Dragons and I worked with the likes of Cameron Winnett from