Leigh Halfpenny has emerged in recent seasons as one of the best finishers in European rugby. In addition to this he provides an excellent long-range goal-kicking option. His form for Cardiff saw him rewarded with a call-up to the Wales team to face South Africa in 2008. His form during the next year saw Halfpenny called up for the British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa in 2009. Unfortunately, Halfpenny had to return home injured. Halfpenny can play anywhere in the back three.