BATH’S Wales international number eight Taulupe Faletau is set to miss the Six Nations with a broken arm.

The 28-year-old fractured a forearm playing during Bath’s 18-6 win at home to Wasps in the European Champions Cup on Saturday.

That match marked Faletau’s return from another broken arm sustained in October.

A statement released by the club read: “Bath Rugby can confirm that Taulupe Faletau suffered a fracture to his forearm in Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup fixture against Wasps.

“It’s not yet known at this time how long Taulupe will be out of action.”

Faletau is expected to be out for up to eight weeks, with the final round of Six Nations fixtures coming on March 16.

Meanwhile, Bath’s win over Wasps was their first in the Champions Cup this season after opening up the competition with three losses and a draw in Pool One.

However, Todd Blackadder’s side have no chance of qualification for the knockout stages ahead of this weekend’s final group game away at Toulouse.

Centre Max Clark was named man of the match against Wasps and told BT Sport: “We’re delighted. We spoke about both teams having nothing to fight for but it is massive opportunity to build and prove your worth as a team.

“These are the games that Bath have let slip and we owe it to the fans to deliver and win.

“[On the supporters] Unfortunately, we haven’t been up to standard this season and they turn out week-in, week-out and deserve to watch some good rugby and I think they’ll be pleased with the win.”