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Tuesday Jul 6, 2021

Knee surgery for Leigh Halfpenny after horrible injury seconds into Test

Full-back Leigh Halfpenny has been ruled out of Wales’ summer Tests after sustaining a knee ligament injury against Canada on Saturday, the Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed.

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The 32-year-old Scarlets player went down inside the first minute of his team’s 68-12 victory in what was his 100th Test appearance and his 96th for Wales.

WATCH: The moment emotional Halfpenny was reduced to tears following horrible knee injury

The WRU says Halfpenny will require surgery with further assessments to determine his long-term prognosis and management.

Halfpenny has now earned 100 Test matches including four games for the British & Irish Lions across two different tours in 2013 and 2017, the first of which he was named player of the series and broke the Lions points scoring record on.

Newport-born utility back Aneurin Owen, who has been training with the squad, has been officially added as Halfpenny’s replacement

Wales are due to play Argentina twice in Cardiff, on Saturday, July 10 and July 17.

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