Bath have been dealt an injury blow after powerful Samoan flanker Alafoti Fa'osiliva was ruled out for at least six weeks due to an MCL knee problem.
Fa'osiliva sustained the injury against Saracens in their recent Aviva Premiership clash and will miss key games in the regular-season run-in.
"Alafoti has taken a knock to his knee. We have had a scan on it and it's at least six weeks, at best," coach Mike Ford told BBC Points West.
"It's his MCL, so that's a problem for us."