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By: Jack Harpur
Reports have suggested that Cardiff Blues and British and Irish Lions star Halfpenny could be on his way to European Champions Toulon, who are looking to replace Wilkinson who may be playing in his last year of rugby.
The Wales full-back’s Blues contract expires at the end of this season and their has been much interest from many Top14 clubs wanting the 25 year olds signature. Toulon have also recently signed Ian Evans, the Welsh lock forward will be joining Toulon at the end of the season.
Halfpenny would not be the first exodus of Welsh players to France as Jamie Roberts, Dan Lydiate, Mike Phillips are currently with the struggling Racing Metro side and Clermont Auvergne Heineken Cup finalists have signed Scarletts captain Jonathon Davies who will also be on the plane to France come the end of the season.
Halfpenny played in the Welsh region derby and hauled Cardiff back into their RaboDirect Pro12 derby game with the Newport Gwent Dragons kicking five penalties.