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Wales dealt major back row blow with Taulupe Faletau setback

Bath have confirmed that talisman Taulupe Faletau fractured his forearm during their clash with Wasps in the  Champions Cup.  The Wales international had just returned from another broken arm that ruled him out of Wales’ autumn schedule. Faletau’s injury means that Wales head coach Warren Gatland will have to explore his options in the back […]

Itoje and Faletau’s agent banned by the RFU for betting spree

Matt Hart banned for 22 months for breaching RFU and World Rugby betting regulations

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 achieved over the last five weeks in the hardest rugby environment on earth. From the tired performances at the start of the tour, to creating opportunities and not finishing them […]

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 position. They are part of the spine of the team and are powerful figures in the history of the Lions, and generally big and athletic with good ball-playing ability. Billy has made a huge contribution […]

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, Billy Vunipola. Faletau grew up playing garden rugby with Vunipola and his brother, Mako, in South Wales before they pursued different career pathways. However, they remain close and Faletau told The […]

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 the bench for Wales. Faletau missed the opening win in Italy with a knee injury and he is the only change to the matchday squad ahead of the […]

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 sidelined for over two months with damage to the same ligaments earlier this season, will be out for four to six weeks after picking up the injury playing for Bath against […]

Jeremy Guscott comment: Billy Vunipola must be at his best to halt charging cousin Taulupe  Faletau

It’s a shame we didn’t see more expression from the Welsh team but the win overrides that and momentum is all that will interest the players and coaches. From a Wales point of view the game went pretty much to plan apart from the lack of opportunities and tries. Replacing ageing stars such as Gethin […]

Intense competition at Bath will make Taulupe Faletau even better – Luke Charteris

Luke Charteris reckons Bath can bring the best out of Taulupe Faletau. The Wales pair and former Newport Gwent Dragons team-mates will be reunited at the Recreation Ground next season. While Charteris will return from France, Faletau is to leave Wales for the first time, after agreeing to make the break from his home region. […]

Jeremy Guscott column: Taulupe Faletau can become best No.8 in the world at Bath

Taulupe Faletau’s decision to join Bath next season means that they have acquired a 25-year-old who is not only a world-class No.8, but who also has the opportunity to become one of the best players in his position on the planet over the next few years. There is no shortage of great No.8s around the […]

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