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Taulupe Faletau

Position: No 8
Honours: Wales (72 caps)
Date of birth: 12 November 1990
Birthplace: Tofoa, Tonga
Height: 187cm (6' 2")
Weight: 111kg (17st 7lb)
Games5
Minutes played346
Tries0
Points0
Try assists0
Tackles49
Carries48
Metres gained141
Turnovers won0
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 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. 

Five players to feature in Twickenham battle

5 March 2020

Bath Rugby will have five players on the pitch at Twickenham this weekend as England take on Wales in a vital Guinness Six Nations match (kick-off 4:45pm live on ITV1).Bath Rugby will have five players on the pitch at Twickenham this weekend as England take on Wales in a vital Guinness Six Nations match (kick-off 4:45, live on ITV1). Read more 

Faletau back in the starting line-up for Wales ahead of opening Six Nations fixture

30 January 2020

Bath Rugby no8 Taulupe Faletau has been named in the starting XV for Wales when they take on Italy in their opening match of the Guinness Six Nations on Saturday 01 February at the Principality Stadium (kick-off 14:15, live on BBC One Wales and S4C). Read more 

Injury Update - Taulupe Faletau

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 

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