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Halfpenny opens up on career doubts

1st April 2019, 12:40 by Alex Jack

Wales fullback Leigh Halfpenny has admitted he did have concerns he would be forced to retire after recent concussion problems.

The 30-year-old was forced to take three months out of the game after he suffered a serious knock to the head in Wales' win over Australia during the autumn internationals.

Having watched Wales secure the Grand Slam during the Six Nations, Halfpenny has admitted there were times during his recovery when he thought he had played his last game of rugby.

Halfpenny said: "There was a point where I was constantly having headaches and was trying to do something on the bike or jogging and my head would be pounding from it.

"You were thinking when is this going to end. It was a tough one. I'm delighted to be over it."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

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