Vunipola and Faletau are family but Six Nations rivals – but they both back Wales for glory this weekend

SUPERSTARS Mako Vunipola and Toby Faletau both missed out on the chance of going head-to-head this Six Nations.

So SunSport got the chance to speak to the English and Welsh pair and cousins together in London ahead of the tournament's final day.

Vunipola and Faletau are family but Six Nations rivals – but they both back Wales for glory this weekendGuinness8 Mako Vunipola (right) and Toby Faletau share a pint of Guinness together

Jonny Fordham: How is it all going with you injury right now after breaking your arm, Toby?

Toby Faletau: My arm is fine, at times you want to be out there and be around it, but I am just glad to see the boys winning and hopefully they can win again on Saturday and reclaim the Six Nations.

I had a little blip last week that might set me back a couple of weeks. It looks like the season is done, so it is just about getting right in the summer and moving forward.

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There is no rush. I've spoken to Billy Vunipola too and I went to see the same guy. So hopefully this time it will do the job. It seems to be right with him, so hopefully I'm the same.

 

JF: And how about you Mako, another campaign cut short with an ankle injury must be a blow?

Mako Vunipola: I'm coming along and hopefully I can be back soon to help Saracens as much as I can.

The timeline is about six weeks from now, so if all goes well hopefully I will be back in time for Bristol.

Vunipola and Faletau are family but Six Nations rivals – but they both back Wales for glory this weekendGetty – Contributor8 Mako Vunipola was at his bruising best in a massive win in Ireland – but then got injured against France

It was good to get a run out with the England boys in the Six Nations and have some fun out there, but disappointing missing such a big game against Wales.

But it could have been worse and I could have missed the whole thing like Toby, so I have to look at it like that. It has been good to see the boys bounce back and now they have an opportunity.

They need a bit of luck and hopefully they can perform against Scotland.

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