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Taulupe Faletau

Position: No 8
Honours: Wales U20s, Wales, British and Irish Lions
Date of birth: 12 November 1990
Birthplace: Tofoa, Tonga
Height: 187cm (6' 2")
Weight: 111kg (17st 7lb)
Games5
Minutes played384
Tries2
Points10
Try assists0
Tackles64
Carries39
Metres gained183
Turnovers won0
Turnovers conceded0
Lineouts Won0
Conversions0
Drop goals0
Penalties0
Yellow cards0
Red cards0

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Taulupe Faletau has been one of World Rugby’s most consistent performers over the past decade.

Born in Tonga, he spent his early years in Wales playing for Ebbw Sale RFC and New Panteg RFC juniors alongside Mako and Billy Vunipola until youth level, when he moved to Filton College in Bristol to experience the English game.

The Number 8 made his debut for the Newport Gwent Dragons senior team in November 2009 and went on to play for Wales Under-20s in the U20 Six Nations and Junior World Cup the following year.

Faletau earned his full international debut for Wales in 2011 and two years later went on the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia for whom he toured with again in 2017 and 2021 whilst with Bath Rugby.

An outstanding ball carrier with impressive footwork and physical dominance, Faletau is nearing 100 Test caps at the highest level and has appeared over 60 times in Blue, Black and White.

After six years at the club, he will depart for Cardiff Rugby in the summer.

Bath Rugby Unseen | Episode 22: Injured players back in training

11 February 2022

In episode 22 of Bath Rugby Unseen, we follow a number of our returning players from injury as they begin to return to fitness and selection contention. Read more 

Faletau returns for Bath Rugby’s clash against Wasps

11 February 2022

Taulupe Faletau will make his long-awaited return to the field this weekend when Bath Rugby take on Wasps Rugby in Round 16 of the Gallagher Premiership. Read more 

Taulupe Faletau set to depart Bath Rugby at the end of 2021/22

2 November 2021

Bath Rugby can today confirm that Taulupe Faletau will be leaving the club at the end of the current season for an unnamed Welsh side. Read more 

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