Blitzboks star Dylan Sage has been ruled out of the first two World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments as a result of a back injury.
Sage was one of the consistent performers in the Blitzboks’ series-winning 2016-17 campaign.
On Monday, coach Neil Powell confirmed the player will miss the Dubai and Cape Town legs of the new season.
‘The injury will keep him out of the first two tournaments for sure. It is a pity, but we will have him back to full fitness next year, so we wish Dylan a speedy and proper recovery.’
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