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Taulupe Faletau could face bench action against Scotland

Taulupe Faletau in action against England. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/PA Images

It says everything about Wales' current back-row riches that Taulupe Faletau could be on the bench for next Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash against Scotland.

Number eight Faletau has provided a world-class presence for Wales since being handed his Test debut in 2011, making 60 starts during a 63-cap international career.

But the Bath forward's injury-hit season opened a door for Gloucester prospect Ross Moriarty, who underlined his quality with a memorable performance in Wales' 21-16 loss to England nine days ago.

With flankers Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric also in prime form - and Faletau now fully fit and playing - Wales boss Rob Howley faces an intriguing four-into-three selection challenge later this week.

Ross is playing really well at the moment, and so are the other two.

We work for each other, and whoever plays is worthy of playing. And to be honest, those three right now are playing really well.

The boys are playing well at the moment, and it is down to the coaches to pick what team they pick.

– Taulupe Faletau, Wales back row


Anti-Trump protesters gather in Cardiff city centre

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A protest is taking place in Cardiff city centre this evening on the day Parliament debates the state visit of US President Donald Trump.

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The rally in the Welsh capital is part of protests taking place across the UK. The debate was triggered after an online petition gained nearly two million signatures against the President's visit.

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