Taulupe Faletau: Beating England won’t define Wales’ Six Nations campaign
Wales ahead Taulupe Faletau guarantees their Six Nations campaign would not be defined by a win over England at Twickenham.
Defeats from Ireland and France have left hopes of a successful title defence in tatters for Wales, who perform with England on March 7.
Faletau states that they won’t be short of motivation, although wales last won a Six Nations match in 2012 at Twickenham.
“A triumph over England is not going to establish our championship – as a set of players we are much better than this,” explained Faletau.
“The French were physical, as we expected. We are disappointed with the outcome.
“It is quite frustrating not getting over the lineup, and we definitely feel we could have won those last two matches. It just wasn’t to be.
“We’ve got England next up, and now I don’t believe we will want any inspiration going in that game.”
Wayne Pivac’s Wales are left to regroup ahead of facing England, and Scotland on March 14 while France continued their pursuit of a first Grand Slam since 2010.
Pivac contested the standard of officiating in the France match, but will be tasked with readying his players that Wales have only won three times at this century.
While it also stopped a seven-game unbeaten Six Countries run, the 27-23 conquer France on Saturday was their soil from the championship for three years.
If they conquered England in Cardiff to avoid a whitewash they haven’t lost three consecutive games because 2007 through a Six Nations campaign.
Wales will, however, have nearly a fortnight to get ready for England, together with wings George North (mind ) along with Josh Adams (ankle) one of those nursing accidents.