Taulupe Faletau passed fit for Wales v England
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 08/02/17 4:06pm
No 8 Taulupe Faletau has recovered from injury in time for Wales' Six Nations clash with England in Cardiff on Saturday.
The Bath forward has not played since suffering a knee injury on Christmas Eve, therefore missing last weekend's 33-7 victory over Italy in Rome.
But Wales assistant coach Shaun Edwards has confirmed that 62-cap Faletau is in contention for selection.
Wales interim head coach Rob Howley is due to name his starting line-up on Thursday, with fly-half Dan Biggar, wing George North and lock Luke Charteris all injury concerns.
Biggar went off at half-time in Rome after taking a blow to his ribs, while North suffered a dead leg but played on and scored a late breakaway try.
Charteris, though, did not travel to Italy as he continued his recovery from a fractured hand.
"We are giving them as long as possible to make the game," Edwards said. "With George, it is a dead leg.
"He had really bad bruising on his leg, and we are going to give him as long as possible. Taulupe will be available for selection, and we have just got to wait for Luke."
If Biggar is ruled out, then Sam Davies, who replaced him at the Stadio Olimpico with impressive effect, will be favourite to take over in the No 10 shirt.