|Honours:||Wales (72 caps)|
|Date of birth:||12 November 1990|
|Height:||187cm (6' 2")|
|Weight:||111kg (17st 7lb)|
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 66 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.
Despite an injury-disrupted 2016/17 season, the Welsh international ended the season in impressive form picking up the Premiership's Player of the Month award for April. This was followed by a call-up for his second tour with the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand.
1 August 2019
Taulupe Faletau has been ruled out of Rugby World Cup contention due to a clavicle injury. The injury was sustained whilst training with Wales and will require surgery. The recovery timeframe will be determined post-surgery. Read more
30 April 2019
Bath Rugby's Taulupe Faletau has been named in Wales' 42-man training squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Read more
3 July 2017
Bath Rugby’s Taulupe Faletau scored as the British and Irish Lions fought-back to a dramatic 24-21 victory over the 14-man All Blacks in Wellington, levelling the series and setting up a decisive final Test in Auckland. Read more