Rob Howley has heaped praise on Leigh Halfpenny after the Wales full back was named 2013 RBS 6 Nations ‘Player of the Championship’.
The Cardiff Blues star received more than 40% of the public vote to become the second Welsh player in consecutive years to win the accolade. Halfpenny finished the Championship as top points scorer and collected two man of the match awards during the campaign and he fully deserved the award according to Wales’ interim head coach.
“Leigh is fearless, courageous and is one of the best full backs in World rugby and he can be very proud of his performances throughout the Championship,” said Howley.
“He constantly strives for perfection in his preparation and performance and sets high standards. He is a model professional in every facet of the game and I am delighted for him. His contribution to the side has been huge and he fully deserves to be named 6BS 6 Nations Player of the championship.