Six Nations: Halfpenny boosts Wales for England game

Leigh Halfpenny had to head away the world after receiving treatment for a head blow in opposition to Australia in November
Six Worldwide locations: Wales v England
Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 23 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMT
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Leigh Halfpenny is over his concussion and might maybe unbiased return to Wales training on Wednesday because the squad prepares to face England in the Six Worldwide locations, says his Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac.

The British and Irish Lion, 30, has not played since struggling a head blow in opposition to Australia in November, but will likely be match to face England on 23 February.

“Or not it is mountainous to witness him working around with a smile on his face,” talked about Pivac.

Soar-half Rhys Patchell will likely be match following his hamstring injury.

Pivac is waiting to listen to whether or not the pair will likely be released by Wales to shuttle to Italian aspect Benetton in the Pro14 on Saturday.

Halfpenny used to be injured in a arena by Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi that Wales boss Warren Gatland described as “reckless”.

The blow led to Halfpenny lacking Wales’ autumn wins in opposition to Tonga and South Africa as neatly as their opening two Six Worldwide locations victories, with Liam Williams and Jonah Holmes having played at full-support since.

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Pivac says Halfpenny’s health has been completely tested all thru a Scarlets training match.

“He did all the pieces – full contact, full tackling – we had a mini-game disaster without a hiding areas and he used to be taking excessive balls, getting clattered and did all the pieces he wished to attain,” he talked about.

“He goes support as ‘accessible’, in consideration for Wales, and if they feel they desire a game, we are going to slot them in (in opposition to Benetton).”

Halfpenny’s return would ease any unbiased-kicking worries Wales might maybe like had if Gareth Anscombe is most fashionable at fly-half to Dan Biggar once they purchase on England.

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Patchell used to be injured in opposition to Ospreys in December, while Halfpenny used to be attributable to return in opposition to Cardiff Blues the next week, but suffered a recurrence of headaches.

“Both trained with us the day old to this [Monday] and did all the pieces with contact, both handed with flying colours,” talked about Pivac.

“They are going to return to Warren and his Wales neighborhood, and so they’ll assemble a name as to what they’re seeking to attain from there after Wales training on Wednesday.

“Patch has also been out for a chance of weeks and it used to be appropriate to witness both of them flying at all the pieces – both can’t wait to accumulate on the world.”

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