Taulupe Faletau

Review: Slow start saw Lions move from strength to strength before springing into life

Match 1, June 3: Provincial Barbarians 7 British and Irish Lions 13 Okara Park, Whangarei, 19,951 Barely 72 hours off the plane with some..

July 12, 2017

Guscott column: Faletau came of age and put Read in his shadow

IT’S been one hell of a series and no-one involved with this Lions team should feel anything other than immense pride at what they have..

July 12, 2017

Jeremy Guscott: Set Faletau loose and he can cause havoc for Lions

Taulupe Faletau is in the spotlight following Billy Vunipola’s withdrawal from the Lions tour because No.8 is such an influential..

May 31, 2017

Billy and I can mix it up in back row says Faletau

Taulupe Faletau insists he will have no qualms switching to flanker for the Lions if it means starting alongside his cousin and No.8 rival,..

April 28, 2017

Faletau fit but on Wales bench to face England

Taulupe Faletau has been passed fit to take on England in the second round of the Six Nations on Saturday but the Bath No.8 will start on..

February 9, 2017

Double injury blow for Wales

Wales will have to kick off their Six Nations campaign without Taulupe Faletau and Luke Charteris in Italy. The Bath forwards have been..

January 31, 2017

Wales sweat on Taulupe Faletau

Taulupe Faletau could miss the start of the Six Nations after suffering a medial knee ligament injury on Christmas Eve. The No.8, who was..

January 3, 2017

Shane Williams column: Senseless Gatland’s Law should be binned

I wonder how many Rugby Paper readers can give me a definitive explanation of ‘Gatland’s Law’. I know I certainly can’t. There seem..

July 29, 2016

Jeremy Guscott column: Gregor Townsend could be Warren Gatland’s most important Lions pick

I have been watching and waiting for Wales to get a foothold in the international game again – and just when you think they’ll do it,..

July 6, 2016

The WRU is to blame for missing out on the Vunipola brothers

Billy and Mako Vunipola may have slipped through Wales’fingers, but their first rugby coach is making sure that does not happen again...

March 16, 2016