TAULUPE Faletau says that a win against England at Twickenham would not define Wales’ Guinness Six Nations campaign.

The reigning champions head to English rugby headquarters on a salvage mission in this season’s tournament.

Defeats by Ireland and France have left hopes of a successful title defence in tatters.

Wales have not lost three games in a row during one Six Nations season since 2007, when they defeated England in Cardiff to avoid a whitewash.

A 27-23 defeat against France on Saturday was their first on home soil in the tournament for three years, while it also ended a seven-game unbeaten Six Nations run at the Principality Stadium.

While France edged closer towards a possible Grand Slam, Wales and their new head coach Wayne Pivac are left to regroup ahead of facing England on March 7.

And life is not about to get any easier, with Wales having last won a Six Nations game at Twickenham in 2012.

Wales and former Dragons number eight Faletau said: “A win over England isn’t going to define our championship – as a group of players we are better than that.

“Winning the championship would have been good, but that is probably too far fetched now.

“It (French defeat) was a disappointing result for us.

“There were key moments in the game when momentum swung different ways.

“Eventually, when we thought we were on top, I think that intercept (France’s third try) was a key moment in the game, and it took them that bit further away.

“It was a tough Test match. The French were physical, as we expected.

“We are disappointed with the result.

“We can take positives out of it, we are still building, and hopefully we can put a better performance in next time round.

“It is very frustrating not getting over the line, and we definitely feel we could have won those last two games.

“It just wasn’t to be.

“We’ve got England next, and I don’t think we are going to need any motivation going into that game.”