Why is Leigh Halfpenny NOT playing for Wales against Scotland in today's Six Nations?

The Scarlets star made it into Warren Gatland's last ever Six Nations squad but is yet again not ready to compete.

Why isn't Leigh Halfpenny playing for Wales against Scotland?

Leigh Halfpenny will not face Scotland as he continues his recovery from a concussion.

The full-back was flattened by a late tackle from Australia's Samu Kerevi in November and has been on the sidelines for the last four months.

But Scarlets coach — and Warren Gatland's Wales successor — Wayne Pivac is expecting him to be back extremely soon.

Pivac, who will take charge of Wales after the World Cup, said: “What we’ve seen is that he’s very, very close to playing.

“He’s very close and we don’t expect him to be too far away.”

Halfpenny made his Scarlets return in their 10-6 win over Munster last Saturday.

But Gatland has chosen to retain Ospreys centre Owen Watkin as the outside back on replacement duty.

Following his excellent performance at full-back against England, Saracens' Liam Williams remains in the Wales starting line-up at Murrayfield.

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