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Position: No 8
Honours: Wales (62 caps)
Date of birth: 12 November 1990
Birthplace: Tofoa, Tonga
Height: 187cm (6' 2")
Weight: 111kg (17st 7lb)
Games5
Minutes played223
Tries0
Points0
Try assists0
Tackles34
Carries31
Metres gained155
Turnovers won1
Turnovers conceded5
Lineouts Won0
Conversions0
Drop goals0
Penalties0
Yellow cards0
Red cards0

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Talupe Faletau joined Bath Rugby for the start of the 2016/17 season.

The British and Irish Lion moved to the West Country from Newport Gwent Dragons, the Welsh region for whom he made his professional debut in 2009. In 2011, he became the first Pacific Islander to play for Wales, having moved there from Tonga at the age of seven. He has since made 52 international appearances, during which time he has reached a Rugby World Cup semi-final and quarter-final, won three Six Nations Championship titles (including two Grand Slams) and a British and Irish Lions Test Series victory in Australia.  

Faletau – who goes by the name ‘Toby’ – spent part of his education at Filton College, where he was spotted by Dragons as part of the Bristol Academy of Sport. One of the most exciting back row players in the world game, Faletau starred for Wales throughout their impressive 2015 Rugby World campaign. 

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