BATH’S Wales international forward Taulupe Faletau has been ruled out of Rugby World Cup due to collarbone injury.

The number eight sustained the injury while training with Wales and will require surgery.

Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper said: “Any time a player misses out on a major competition is hugely disappointing.

“We are all feeling the impact of this news, especially as it follows a number of unfortunate and frustrating injuries for him.

“We will plan and support Toby’s recovery, making sure it is the very best for him, in order to maximise his successful return to the game."