Wasps wait on Halfpenny decision

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young expects a decision on Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny's future by the end of next week.

Halfpenny, 27, has been the subject of much speculation as he mulls over whether to stay at Toulon or move elsewhere at the end of 2015/16.

The full-back has not played for both club and country since he injured his knee during a World Cup warm-up match against Italy on September 5.

However, he remains a much sought after signature due to his goal-kicking and solidity at the back, with boss Young awaiting his decision.

"We're hoping we'll get an answer on the Leigh Halfpenny situation this week," said the Wasps director of rugby.

"We genuinely don't know what he's doing as it stands.

"If you look at all the comments from the people he's talking to, I think everybody's scratching their heads about it to be honest.

"Obviously he's got a number of decisions to make, and he's taking a bit of time out to sit back and make a decision. But we expect a decision this week. We haven't had any contact over the last week or so.

"The feedback we've had is that he's going to make a decision but that he needed a little bit of time away, which is understandable."

Young added: "It is a massive decision, I know he's got options to stay in France, he's got a chance to go back to Wales and there are one or two teams in England who have shown interest as well.

"We'd be over the moon if Leigh does come but he's got big decisions to make really."