Toby Faletau wants Wales to make Six Nations history
Wales number eight Toby Faletau want the Red Dragon to secure a record third successive Six Nations crown
Toby Faletau insists the best way for his side to bounce back from a disappointing end to their autumn internationals is by making history in the Six Nations.
Warren Gatland’s side suffered a narrow 30-26 defeat to Australia in their final Test of 2013 at the Millennium Stadium – their ninth straight defeat to the Wallabies.
I don’t think there has been a team to win three Six Nations titles in a row, and that is what we have to target.
Their success against the northern hemisphere sides however has be well documented as they retained their Six Nations crown last year in style.
And with no nation having won the tournament three years in a row, no.8 Faletau is targeting that very milestone.
“We have to look ahead to what is in front of us and try to defend our title,” he said.
“I don’t think there has been a team to win three Six Nations titles in a row, and that is what we have to target.
“That is a motivation as we try to make history.
“They [Australia] have a really good back-line, and you could just see what they did out there. They can strike from anywhere.
“It is frustrating because we have played them so many times and just lost.
“We just have to go back and look at the game and then see what happens when we come up against them again.”