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Taulupe Faletau

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Born12/11/1990 (26)
Place of BirthTofoa
Height187cm / 6' 2"
Weight111kg / 17st 6lbs
Twitter Twitter icon @taulupe
Clubs Bath Rugby, Cross Keys, Newport
Education Filton College, Bristol
Honours British and Irish Lions, Wales, Wales U20
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Tangaki Taulupe Faletau (known as Toby) was born in Tonga and moved to Wales at the age of 7 when his father, Tongean international Kili moved to play for Ebbw Vale.

Toby saw a meteoric rise to prominance during the Dragons 2010-11 season where his extraordinary form saw him pick up the the Young Player award for the Magners League, Welsh Rugby Writers association and WRPA. A man of very few words, Toby openly admits that accepting these awards in front of a room full of people was far more nerve-racking than any rugby match!

Toby was picked up by the Dragons from the Bristol Academy of Sport at Filton College. His talent was noticed immediately as he was put straight into the Dragons U20 squad and the Dragons Academy.

Having started his rugby career on the wing, Toby has fantastic pace and agility as well as the strength to break through defensive lines time and time again.

Called up for the 2011 Six Nations, Toby had to withdraw with an ankle injury but a further call-up for the 2011 RWC warm-up games thrust him onto the international stage. Toby is seen by many in the industry as one of the most exciting players Welsh rugby has seen in a generation. He has been ever present in the Wales side since his debut against the Barbarians in June 2011, starting ever game of the Rugby World Cup campaign where Wales finished 4th and every game of the 2012 RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam winning side. Toby has 2 tries from his 17 caps but was forced to leave the 2012 squad touring Australia after breaking his hand in the first of the 3 tests.

In April 2013 Faletau was named in the squad for the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia.

Playing Record

Season P W D L T C P Dg Pts

2009/2010 8 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2009/2010

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
01/11/2009 Edinburgh Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
06/11/2009 Sale Sharks Rep 0 0 0 0 0
14/11/2009 Leicester Tigers Rep 0 0 0 0 0
17/03/2010 Connacht FL 0 0 0 0 0
27/03/2010 Ospreys N8 0 0 0 0 0
04/04/2010 Glasgow Warriors N8 0 0 0 0 0
18/04/2010 Edinburgh Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
23/04/2010 Cardiff Blues N8 0 0 0 0 0
2010/2011 18 7 0 11 1 0 0 0 5

Matches Played In 2010/2011

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
16/10/2010 Stade Toulousain Rep 0 0 0 0 0
23/10/2010 Aironi Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
30/10/2010 Ospreys N8 1 0 0 0 5
26/11/2010 Munster N8 0 0 0 0 0
12/12/2010 Wasps N8 0 0 0 0 0
19/12/2010 Wasps N8 0 0 0 0 0
01/01/2011 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0
06/01/2011 Connacht N8 0 0 0 0 0
23/01/2011 Glasgow Warriors N8 0 0 0 0 0
05/03/2011 Munster FL 0 0 0 0 0
13/03/2011 Gloucester Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
18/03/2011 Ulster Rep 0 0 0 0 0
27/03/2011 Leinster N8 0 0 0 0 0
03/04/2011 Benetton Rugby Treviso N8 0 0 0 0 0
15/04/2011 Ospreys N8 0 0 0 0 0
22/04/2011 Edinburgh Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
29/04/2011 Cardiff Blues N8 0 0 0 0 0
06/05/2011 Ulster N8 0 0 0 0 0
2011/2012 13 4 0 9 3 0 0 0 15

Matches Played In 2011/2012

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
12/11/2011 RC I Cavalieri Prato N8 0 0 0 0 0
17/11/2011 USA Perpignan N8 0 0 0 0 0
11/12/2011 Exeter Chiefs N8 0 0 0 0 0
18/12/2011 Exeter Chiefs N8 1 0 0 0 5
23/12/2011 Cardiff Blues N8 0 0 0 0 0
30/12/2011 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0
06/01/2012 Ospreys N8 0 0 0 0 0
14/01/2012 USA Perpignan N8 0 0 0 0 0
21/01/2012 RC I Cavalieri Prato N8 0 0 0 0 0
30/03/2012 Connacht N8 1 0 0 0 5
13/04/2012 Benetton Rugby Treviso N8 1 0 0 0 5
20/04/2012 Ospreys N8 0 0 0 0 0
05/05/2012 Leinster N8 0 0 0 0 0
2012/2013 19 4 0 15 1 0 0 0 5

Matches Played In 2012/2013

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
31/08/2012 Zebre Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
08/09/2012 Leinster N8 0 0 0 0 0
15/09/2012 Cardiff Blues N8 0 0 0 0 0
28/09/2012 Edinburgh Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
05/10/2012 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0
13/10/2012 Wasps N8 0 0 0 0 0
20/10/2012 Aviron Bayonnais N8 0 0 0 0 0
26/10/2012 Ulster N8 0 0 0 0 0
16/12/2012 Mogliano Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
26/12/2012 Cardiff Blues N8 0 0 0 0 0
31/12/2012 Ospreys N8 0 0 0 0 0
05/01/2013 Connacht N8 0 0 0 0 0
10/01/2013 Aviron Bayonnais Rep 0 0 0 0 0
17/01/2013 Wasps N8 0 0 0 0 0
22/03/2013 Ospreys Rep 1 0 0 0 5
30/03/2013 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0
12/04/2013 Ulster N8 0 0 0 0 0
19/04/2013 Munster N8 0 0 0 0 0
03/05/2013 Edinburgh Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014 19 6 1 12 4 0 0 0 20

Matches Played In 2013/2014

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
13/09/2013 Edinburgh Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
20/09/2013 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0
04/10/2013 Zebre Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
11/10/2013 Mogliano Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
19/10/2013 Bath Rugby N8 1 0 0 0 5
25/10/2013 Ospreys N8 0 0 0 0 0
06/12/2013 Union Bordeaux-Begles N8 1 0 0 0 5
12/12/2013 Union Bordeaux-Begles N8 1 0 0 0 5
21/12/2013 Connacht N8 0 0 0 0 0
26/12/2013 Cardiff Blues N8 1 0 0 0 5
01/01/2014 Cardiff Blues N8 0 0 0 0 0
11/01/2014 Bath Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
23/03/2014 Connacht Rep 0 0 0 0 0
29/03/2014 Zebre Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
03/04/2014 Edinburgh Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
12/04/2014 Benetton Rugby Treviso N8 0 0 0 0 0
20/04/2014 Ospreys N8 0 0 0 0 0
02/05/2014 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0
10/05/2014 Benetton Rugby Treviso N8 0 0 0 0 0
2014/2015 20 10 0 10 1 0 0 0 5

Matches Played In 2014/2015

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
06/09/2014 Connacht Rep 0 0 0 0 0
12/09/2014 Ospreys N8 0 0 0 0 0
20/09/2014 Glasgow Warriors N8 0 0 0 0 0
28/09/2014 Benetton Rugby Treviso N8 0 0 0 0 0
05/10/2014 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0
18/10/2014 Stade Francais Paris N8 0 0 0 0 0
24/10/2014 Newcastle Falcons N8 1 0 0 0 5
12/12/2014 Bucuresti Wolves Rep 0 0 0 0 0
21/12/2014 Zebre Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
01/01/2015 Cardiff Blues N8 0 0 0 0 0
11/01/2015 Ospreys N8 0 0 0 0 0
17/01/2015 Newcastle Falcons Rep 0 0 0 0 0
24/01/2015 Stade Francais Paris N8 0 0 0 0 0
28/03/2015 Benetton Rugby Treviso Rep 0 0 0 0 0
04/04/2015 Cardiff Blues Rep 0 0 0 0 0
12/04/2015 Leinster N8 0 0 0 0 0
17/04/2015 Edinburgh Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
25/04/2015 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0
08/05/2015 Edinburgh Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
16/05/2015 Munster N8 0 0 0 0 0
2015/2016 13 5 0 8 0 0 0 0 0

Matches Played In 2015/2016

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
30/10/2015 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0
08/11/2015 Ulster N8 0 0 0 0 0
06/12/2015 Munster N8 0 0 0 0 0
12/12/2015 Section Paloise N8 0 0 0 0 0
19/12/2015 Section Paloise N8 0 0 0 0 0
15/01/2016 Castres Olympique N8 0 0 0 0 0
21/01/2016 Sale Sharks N8 0 0 0 0 0
27/03/2016 Edinburgh Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
01/04/2016 Ospreys N8 0 0 0 0 0
09/04/2016 Gloucester Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0
17/04/2016 Cardiff Blues N8 0 0 0 0 0
23/04/2016 Montpellier Herault RC N8 0 0 0 0 0
30/04/2016 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0
 
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