Bath Rugby can confirm they have received a fine of £60,000 from Premiership Rugby following the release of Taulupe Faletau to play in a Wales test match outside the IRB 9 window this autumn. This fine covers the length of Faletau’s current contract with the Club.
Tarquin McDonald, Chief Executive of Bath Rugby, commented: “We understand Premiership Rugby’s position on this, and have subsequently worked proactively with them to swiftly achieve a fair resolution. We believed this situation would change, that has not yet happened and we have therefore come to an appropriate settlement with Premiership Rugby.
“However, we continue to believe that there is appetite for change and that this on-going conflict between the club and international calendars is not good for players, clubs or unions. We continue to support the objective of a solution for the separation of club and international calendars in a way which benefits players, clubs and unions, and brings an end to situations such as this.”