Faletau fit for England showdown

Date published: February 8 2017

Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau has been announced as fit to play against England this weekend at the Principality Stadium.

The star loose-forward injured his knee on Christmas Eve against Wasps which meant he missed the first round of the Six Nations where Wales recorded a 33-7 win over Italy.

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards suggested that Faletau is likely to play off the bench as he mentioned the difference England centre Ben Te’o made as a substitute for England against France last week.

“Taulupe will be available for selection,” Edwards told the Bath Chronicle.

“Ben Te’o made an impact when he came on for England.

“Games can be decided in the last 20.”