Halfpenny's move to Scarlets is huge blow for Cardiff - Jonathan Davies

Jonathan Davies is delighted `by Leigh Halfpenny's move to Scarlets
Jonathan Davies is delighted `by Leigh Halfpenny's move to Scarlets

Wales international Jonathan Davies believes the move of Leigh Halfpenny to Scarlets over Cardiff will hurt the Blues in the coming seasons.

Halfpenny, who switched to Toulon in 2014 is currently without a contract and after his negotiations with Cardiff Blues did not fall in place, the fullback decided to join the Pro 12 champions Scarlets.

The 28-year-old did feature for Cardiff Blues between 2008 and 2014 during which he scored 568 points from 57 games and Davies, who is set to become his team-mate in Scarlets said his presence will be a big boost to the club.

“I’m not sure how the Blues are feeling, because they were the ones that I thought were going to sign him with the WRU,” Davies told BBC Sport.

So I’m sure they’re not very happy with the whole situation.

“I’m not sure what happened there but it seems the Scarlets have sneaked it under their noses.

“Scarlets by winning the PRO12 would have been a bigger incentive maybe to go there.

“He’s a Gorseinon boy so he’ll be moving closer to home, so you can see the attraction there.

“It’s a great move for Scarlets and it’s great for Welsh rugby, because you want to see your best players playing at home.”