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Bath in hot water?
GlawsyD (IP Logged)
28 November, 2017 20:56
Bath are risking punishment from Premiership Rugby after it emerged that back-row Taulupe Faletau is likely to play for Wales on Saturday.Wales are preparing for their final Test of 2017, against South Africa, at the Principality Stadium and Faletau trained with them on Monday.That has led to talk that he is in line to feature and with the fixture falling outside of the World Rugby Test window, Bath could be punished.

Bath face Exeter in the Premiership this weekend and with Rhys Priestland and Francois Louw back with the former and Tomas Francis returning to the Chiefs, the likelihood of number eight Faletau staying with Wales for the game against the Springboks in Cardiff appears strong.Wales head coach Warren Gatland is due to name his starting XV on Thursday.

After your 'North Fine' it will be interesting to see whether Bruce Craig and Co can talk their way out of this, although it is rumoured that he has already made financial provisions to pay any fine out of his 'loose change'.

Bob Fossil
Re: Bath in hot water?
Robby Richmond (IP Logged)
28 November, 2017 21:28

Re: Bath in hot water?
andysaint (IP Logged)
28 November, 2017 21:30
I doubt anythibg will be done to Bath that will cause them significant hardship.

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Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
28 November, 2017 22:12
Bruce is well minted.... bovved

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 28/11/2017 22:12 by HungryLikeTheWolf.

Re: Bath in hot water?
Walks11 (IP Logged)
29 November, 2017 07:33
A precedent has been set it would be odd if Bath are not sanctioned as Saints were.

Re: Bath in hot water?
skybluesaint (IP Logged)
29 November, 2017 10:57
I'm guessing that Faletau had the same "understanding" (contractual or not) as George, namely that he would be allowed to play for Wales whenever called upon - and that it was necessary to reach such an understanding in order get him to join the club.

Re: Bath in hot water?
Stockers (IP Logged)
29 November, 2017 12:15
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