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Blues insist Halfpenny is going nowhere

Guinness PRO12 Editor

18 Apr 2012

Cardiff Blues chief executive Richard Holland has poured cold water all over reports that full-back Leigh Halfpenny could be on his way out of RaboDirect PRO12 club.

Halfpenny was the star of the Wales show in the Six Nations campaign – usurping Rhys Priestland as the team’s kicker on his way to racking up 66 points, with two tries.

The 23-year-old also won plaudits left, right and centre for his try-saving tackle on David Strettle in the dying embers of Wales’ 19-12 win over England at Twickenham

Those heroics have been followed by reports linking Halfpenny – who kicked all of the Blues’ points in their 33-12 RaboDirect PRO12 defeat at Ospreys over the weekend – with a move away from the capital.

But Holland insists the Blues star – under contract until next season – will not be heading for the exit any time soon.

“Leigh's still in contract, and he's in contract for another season,” said Holland.

“So contrary to some of the threads that are going on, he's going nowhere.”