Cape Town - Fullback Leigh Halfpenny is reportedly on his way out of Toulon, according to reports in France.
Var-Matin allege that Toulon owner Mourad
Boudjellal is looking to release the Wales and Lions star, in part due
to his absence from the club’s Top 14 final squad.
Halfpenny was allowed to link up with the British and Irish
Lions squad, who headed to New Zealand last week, meaning he missed the
Top 14 final, which Toulon went on to lose 22-16.
Goalkicking proved to be a pivotal reason for the defeat,
with flyhalf Anthony Belleau striking the post twice in the second
Halfpenny was not selected for the Lions’ first game in New
Zealand the day before the Top 14 final. He is due to start at fullback
for Wednesday’s game against the Blues.
Kick-off is at 09:35 SA time.
And Boudjellal’s frustration at missing out on a second Top
14 title appears to be now taken out on Halfpenny, who joined the club
in 2014 from Cardiff Blues and helped them to win the Champions Cup in
his first season.