Bath fear Taulupe Faletau may be set for long injury layoff

• No8 taken out by Toulon’s Mathieu Bastareaud in Champions Cup defeat
• ‘He has medial ligament damage and it does not look good’

Bath fear their Wales No8, Taulupe Faletau, will be out of action for a number of weeks after he sustained a knee ligament injury when he was taken out at a ruck by Mathieu Bastareaud in the 24-20 Champions Cup defeat at Toulon on Saturday.

The France centre and Toulon captain was not penalised for the incident, which happened on Bath’s line just before the home side scored their second try, even though he entered the ruck from the side and smashed into a player who did not have the ball.

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