Halfpenny: Give me a chance
Wales winger wants to make up for frustrating debut
Last Updated: June 8, 2009 8:14am
Halfpenny: Was left frustrated against the Cheetahs
Wales wing Leigh Halfpenny is hoping to get another chance to show what he can do after a "frustrating" debut for the British and Irish Lions.
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"Hopefully I will get another chance. I was a bit frustrated with my game, personally."
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Halfpenny, who was a late arrival on the tour after receiving treatment on a thigh strain, struggled to make an impact as the Lions stuttered to a 26-24 victory over the Cheetahs.
And with only three matches before the first Test against South Africa on June 20, Halfpenny faces a race against time to claim a place in the line-up to tackle the world champions.
"I want to play as much as I can before the first Test and show what I can do," said Halfpenny.
"It was frustrating at times because the game seemed to pass me by.
"When I get my chance again, I will be doing exactly the same again, and probably things will go my way this time.
"Hopefully I will get another chance. I was a bit frustrated with my game, personally.
"There were times we thought we had them (Cheetahs) in attack and just lost that last ball - that last pass just didn't go to hand.
"But there are no excuses. I need to get myself in better positions in the next game to show what I can do."