Springbok Sevens forward Zain Davids will undergo shoulder surgery on Wednesday and has been ruled out of the last three tournaments of the World Rugby Sevens Series.
The 22-year-old Davids injured his shoulder in training in Hong Kong last week and had to return to South Africa before the start of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, where the Blitzboks finished in seventh position.
But there was good news on the injury front too, with confirmation that regular captain, Philip Snyman, the experienced Cecil Afrika and young guns JC Pretorius and Mfundo Ndhlovu are all available for selection for the final two tournaments in the series, in London (25-26 May) and Paris (1-2 June). All of them are in the final stages of rehabilitation at the team’s home base in Stellenbosch.
South Africa are drawn alongside Fiji, who won in Hong Kong, Scotland and Canada in Pool A of the HSBC Singapore Sevens, to be played in the National Stadium on 13 and 14 April.