Wales re-call Bath No.8 Taulupe Faletau
Injured during the British & Irish Lions tour, the backrow has struggled to overcome an ankle issue which has seen him sidelined for seven months.
A short WRU statement reads: “Taulupe Faletau (Bath Rugby) has been called up to the Wales senior men’s squad for the remainder of the Guinness Six Nations. He replaces Christ Tshiunza (Exeter Chiefs), who was released back to his club following a hamstring injury earlier in the Championship.”
“Faletau joins the squad as it continues preparations for the match v England on Saturday 26 February KO 4.45pm live on ITV and S4C.”
“He is like a chameleon,” said Bath forward coach Neal Hatley. “You put him in a level up and he just blends in.
“He has that innate ability that, whatever the quality of the players he is playing with, he is the best player on the pitch and he has done that for ages.”
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