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Set to miss most of 6N.

Bad news.


Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:11 pm
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Is he injured? Frig. That's two thirds of our back row done for. :(

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Let me Bouch for a sec....

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Wales forward Taulupe Faletau could miss the whole of the Six Nations after English Premiership side Bath said on Tuesday he had suffered medial knee ligament damage.

The British and Irish Lions player was hurt during his side's 24-20 European Champions Cup defeat in Toulon on Saturday and is likely to be sidelined for between 12 and 16 weeks.

Faletau's fellow 2017 British and Irish Lions Jonathan Davies and Sam Warburton are already sidelined from Wales coach Warren Gatland's plans as long-term injury absentees, while lock Jake Ball is currently battling to overcome a dislocated shoulder.

Wales kick off their Six Nations campaign against in-form Scotland on February 3, followed by a Twickenham trip to face title-holders England seven days later, then Ireland in Dublin on February 24.
A 12-week absence would rule Faletau out of Wales's first three Six Nations games, but the whole tournament could prove off-limits for him, with Wales also facing Italy on March 11 and France six days later.

"We're really disappointed for Taulupe," said Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder.
"He's been in great form this season so it's really unfortunate news. However, he's in great hands with the medical team and we look forward to having him back on the pitch soon."

Faletau will also miss Bath's final three European Champions Cup pool matches, starting with Toulon's visit on Saturday, followed by two more encounters with Scarlets and Treviso in January.

https://m.sport24.co.za/Rugby/SixNation ... s-20171212

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Broken Warriors

George North - One of the very few wings that every country agreed was a real threat to any opposition.

Faletau - One of the very few back rows that every country agreed was a tremendous player.


The English Premiership is a wrecking process.

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Glass half full-- At least it might give the chance of one of the youngsters a chance to step up

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Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:58 pm
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at least with moriarty being back the loss wont be that great if moriarty wasnt fit then we will struggle


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Taulupe is one of the best in the world. We're always going to miss him.
And no, I can't spell his name either.

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spinbreath wrote:
Taulupe is one of the best in the world. We're always going to miss him.
And no, I can't spell his name either.
You could if he closed your gate :thefinger:

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Thegrimriper wrote:
spinbreath wrote:
Taulupe is one of the best in the world. We're always going to miss him.
And no, I can't spell his name either.
You could if he closed your gate :thefinger:

If Taulupe Falateue was closing my gate, I'd be like, yo. I'll learn how to spell that shit proper and that.

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Bouch wrote:
Broken Warriors

George North - One of the very few wings that every country agreed was a real threat to any opposition.

Faletau - One of the very few back rows that every country agreed was a tremendous player.


The English Premiership is a wrecking process.

:crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby:

Hmm, more money in EPL but for a shorter career? :scratch: :scratch: :scratch:


Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:56 pm
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There are as many injuries in the Pro 14 aren't there?


Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:59 pm
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BigRed wrote:
Bouch wrote:
Broken Warriors

George North - One of the very few wings that every country agreed was a real threat to any opposition.

Faletau - One of the very few back rows that every country agreed was a tremendous player.


The English Premiership is a wrecking process.

:crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby:

Hmm, more money in EPL but for a shorter career? :scratch: :scratch: :scratch:


Statistically tenuous ...cue, eg, just a one on one, Warburton comparison?

As for North a significant HIA was playing for Wales and a negligent WRU process and action in treating it.

I admit to being fed up with these sweeping generalisatipns.

Further ...ask the players if they want the Lions BIG payment and increased risk of fatigue and potential injury irrespective of nationality and source

also

at least the RFU have listened to player complaint of # of games and are considering e.g a reduction in league teams and fixtures.

Pro rugby in general is providing increased risks to players and it's evolution to a more powerful and confrontational game..

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Bouch wrote:
Broken Warriors

George North - One of the very few wings that every country agreed was a real threat to any opposition.

Faletau - One of the very few back rows that every country agreed was a tremendous player.


The English Premiership is a wrecking process.

:crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby:

GN - “was” being the important word. And it didn’t last very long.
TF - all class and possibly the most under rated player on the planet imho.

All NH club rugby seems to be a wrecking process, yet the Lions and AIs get blamed. :scratch:

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loosechange wrote:
Bouch wrote:
Broken Warriors

George North - One of the very few wings that every country agreed was a real threat to any opposition.

Faletau - One of the very few back rows that every country agreed was a tremendous player.


The English Premiership is a wrecking process.

:crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby:

GN - “was” being the important word. And it didn’t last very long.
TF - all class and possibly the most under rated player on the planet imho.

All NH club rugby seems to be a wrecking process, yet the Lions and AIs get blamed. :scratch:

well said

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Will miss him definitely

So moriaty to 8 and would expect to see James King in the squad. Never convinced but have to say he was excellent against Northampton - that said him and Lydiate are more suited to a contact based game

I’m not convinced by shingler... despite his strengths he just isn’t strong enough for international rugby. As an alternative navidi could move to 6 and griffiths come in at 7. Quite a lot of power in that backrow even if on the small side


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