Blow for Scar­lets as Half­penny is out of semi-fi­nal

Belfast Telegraph - - SPORT - BY SAM HUGHES

LEIGH Half­penny will miss the Scar­lets’ Guin­ness PRO14 semi-fi­nal clash against Glas­gow on Fri­day due to in­jury.

The goal-kick­ing Wales and Bri­tish and Ir­ish Lions full-back has been side­lined by a torn ham­string.

Half­penny was in­stru­men­tal in the Scar­lets’ run to this sea­son’s Eu­ro­pean Cham­pi­ons Cup semi-fi­nals.

Head coach Wayne Pi­vac, though, says there is a chance that Half­penny could be avail­able for next week’s PRO14 fi­nal in Dublin if Glas­gow are top­pled.

Full-back and wing op­tion Johnny McNi­choll is avail­able for se­lec­tion af­ter over­com­ing a shoul­der in­jury.

“Leigh has a small tear there, so with any luck, should we get through the semi-fi­nal, then he may be avail­able for the fi­nal,” Pi­vac said.

“Johnny has been train­ing re­ally, re­ally well for the last cou­ple of weeks.

“The last ob­sta­cle for him was full con­tact, and he’s done that and come through, so he’s avail­able for se­lec­tion.”

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