Bath have confirmed that Taulupe Faletau has signed a long-term contract extension with the Club.
The Welsh international arrived in the West Country from Dragons at the start of the 2016/17 season, during which time he has made 29 appearances and starred on his second British & Irish Lions tour. Capped 72 times by Wales, Faletau has shown his world-class pedigree in the back row with a number of powerful performances in the Blue, Black and White.
Faletau said: “I’m delighted to extend my contract at Bath. I feel my best years are still ahead of me, and this is the place I want to play, develop and win trophies.
“I have a great relationship with Todd and the coaching team and believe in their long-term vision. I also believe in the squad we have and that we can achieve our goals.”
Director of Rugby, Todd Blackadder, added: “Toby is one of the most admired players in world rugby, and he has shown that not only in a Bath shirt, but for Wales and on his two tours with the British & Irish Lions. This is great news for the Club in that Toby recognises that Bath is the place where he can best achieve his goals, which is ultimately challenging for the major trophies.
“We are committed to retaining our best players and Toby falls into this category, so we’re really pleased to have secured his long-term future at the Club.”