Bath charged over Taulupe Faletau appearance for Wales
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 06/12/17 10:52am
Bath have been charged by Premiership Rugby after allowing Taulupe Faletau to play for Wales against South Africa outside the Test window.
Premiership Rugby has confirmed it has charged Bath with allegedly breaching the English domestic league governing body's approved policies.
Bath released Faletau for Wales' clash with South Africa in a move that fell outside of World Rugby's official window for releasing players for Test duty.
And now Bath could be hit with monetary sanctions for allowing the British and Irish Lions back-rower to feature for Wales.
A Premiership Rugby statement read: "Premiership Rugby confirms that Bath Rugby have today been charged with allegedly breaching Premiership Rugby approved policies.
"The allegation relates to the Premiership Rugby Board policy around international duty and specifically Taulupe Faletau being released outside the periods specified in World Rugby Regulation 9.
"Bath Rugby have seven days to respond to the allegation and once that time has passed Premiership Rugby will issue a further update. Premiership Rugby will make no further comment until that time."