Halfpenny in talks over future

Leigh Halfpenny's future in Welsh rugby will be decided shortly, Scarlets coach Dwayne Peel has confirmed. Halfpenny is one of a number of players out of contract at the end of the season and could well leave the region in the summer.

The 34-year-old has forced his way back into the Wales reckoning after more than a year on the sidelines with a horror knee injury and is hoping for one final World Cup campaign at international level. He is expected to continue his club career next season, but it remains unclear where that will be.

Peel said: "Those talks are ongoing. We're having conversations with him around his future. Those sorts of decisions, especially with someone like him, will be made in the next couple of weeks, I suppose."