Agaba blow for Bl­itzboks

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Pre­to­ria: Springbok Sevens for­ward Tim Agaba has been ruled out of the open­ing two tour­na­ments of the World Sevens Se­ries, in Dubai and Cape Town. Agaba sus­tained an an­kle in­jury at the Safland Sevens in Namibia last week­end. Sub­se­quent scans re­vealed re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion was needed for the player, who has fea­tured in seven tour­na­ments for the Bl­itzboks since mak­ing his de­but in Syd­ney ear­lier this year. Springbok Sevens coach, Neil Pow­ell, con­firmed that Agaba will not be con­sid­ered for the up­com­ing two tour­na­ments.

“It is a pity in­deed, as Tim has played in ev­ery tour­na­ment since his de­but in the Syd­ney Sevens in Fe­bru­ary,” said Pow­ell. “He was re­ally be­com­ing a core mem­ber of our team and he will be missed. Luck­ily, the in­jury is not of such a na­ture that he will be out of ac­tion for too long and we are keen to see him train with us again in a cou­ple of weeks.” The coach said Kwagga Smith has a quad strain and will not fully train with the team this week. – Planet Rugby

Tim Agaba.

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