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Halfpenny to make return in Italian Job

17th September 2013

Director of Rugby Phil Davies has revealed that British & Irish Lions ace Leigh Halfpenny will make his playing return for Cardiff Blues when they face Zebre in the RaboDirect PRO12 this Friday night at the Arms Park (kick-off 7.30pm).

Halfpenny will return to the Cardiff Blues line-up after a scintillating summer that saw him named player-of-the-series as the Lions secured a first Test series triumph in Australia in 16 years.

“Leigh will be involved for this week’s game,” said Davies. “He will start for us this week which is great. Alex (Cuthbert) is back in as well so that is good for us.

“There will be one or two changes this week to team selection. Firstly it’s based on momentum; on trying to achieve that win. Secondly to get people more rugby, I want people to have opportunities to play so we can have that depth in the squad.

“Leigh is no different to what he always is. He sets such a high standard every time he trains and in preparation.

“He is a bit more experienced now and has had played at an exceptionally high standard. But he will continue doing what he always does, being professional and hitting high standards.

“He’s come back into a team that is growing and developing each week. It is exciting to see the whole thing come together. We’ve got a quality squad of young players who are keen to develop and represent the Blues.”

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