October 9, 2018 / 3:37 PM / 2 months ago

Wales' Faletau doubtful for November tests after breaking arm

Rugby Union - Premiership - Bristol Bears vs Bath Rugby - Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol, Britain - August 31, 2018 Bristol's Luke Morahan in action with Bath's Taulupe Faletau Action Images/Andrew Boyers

(Reuters) - Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau is likely to miss the autumn internationals after breaking his arm in Bath’s Premiership defeat by Exeter Chiefs last week, his club said on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old left the fray in the 67th minute after attempting to tackle Jack Nowell in the build up to Ian Whitten’s try for the Chiefs.

No timescale has been put on his recovery by the club but Faletau remains a doubt for Wales’ autumn series opener against Scotland is on Nov. 3, followed by tests against Australia, Tonga and South Africa.

Faletau, capped 72 times by Wales, has also featured in four British and Irish Lions tests in 2013 and 2017 against Australia and New Zealand.

Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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