Toulouse have been struck by yet another front-row injury blow with the news that Neemia Tialata will be sidelined for two months.
The former All Black prop has been ruled out for six to eight weeks with an ankle injury sustained in Sunday’s win over Glasgow in the European Rugby Champions Cup – the club’s 100th win in European competition.
The injury means he will miss at least five rounds of the Top 14 and is also ruled out of the remainder of the European pool phases (away to Glasgow, at home to Bath and away to Montpellier).
It is hoped he will be back by the end of February.
The Toulouse pack struggled massively without a handful of big hands earlier this season but the return of international heavyweights Corey Flynn, Census Johnston, Vasil Kakovin and G