Halfpenny hoping for more Aviva memories

Updated: April 3, 2012

Cardiff Blues flyhalf Leigh Halfpenny is hoping that he enjoys the same kind of result this weekend against Leinster that he experienced the last time he played in the Aviva Stadium.

Halfpenny slotted a last minute penalty for Wales in the opening round of the Six Nations against Ireland, a win that would start them on the road to Grand Slam glory and he is hoping for much more of the same with the Blues clash with Leinster on Saturday evening.

“It is a nice boost for going back there,” Halfpenny told ercrugby.com.

“It was a fantastic game, especially with the way it ended. For me to be able to contribute with the last kick to win a game for Wales and set us up for what eventually became a Grand Slam was one of the proudest moments of my life.

“If I’m playing in the Leinster game, those memories will come flooding back.

“I’m looking forward to going back there to reflect on those memories and hopefully continue along the same lines with the Blues.”

Despite having won at the Aviva with Wales Halfpenny know just how tough Saturday’s game will be against the defending Heineken Cup champions.

“We know what a quality outfit Leinster are. To be going to play them in the Aviva Stadium is going to be huge challenge for us but we’re looking forward to that challenge,” added Halfpenny.

“We hope to go there with confidence, and we’re hoping the confidence of the boys coming back from the Grand Slam will come through with the Blues too. Hopefully that can spread through the whole squad and we can move forward from there.”

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