Agaba blow for Blitzboks
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