17th January 03:06 AM
Australia 7s most experienced player in doubt for Sydney 7s
By Semi Turaga
Sunday 07/01/2018
Australia’s most‑capped Sevens player, Ed Jenkins [Photo: couriermail]

Australia’s most‑capped Sevens player, Ed Jenkins is looking for a solution to a recurring shoulder injury, likely to force him out of the Sydney 7s.

Jenkins missed a big chunk of the 2016‑17 season, including last year’s Sydney 7s, with a shoulder issue, ultimately ending his year early to undergo surgery.

All seemed to be progressing well, but Jenkins was again struck down in Dubai, sidelined for the Cape Town tournament last month.

The 31‑year‑old is set to head to Queensland for a second medical opinion on the injury, looking to be back on the park consistently.

Aussie men’s coach Andy Friend said the next step for the former skipper would be clearer after that visit, but that it was ultimately simply a product of the tough game of sevens, with Jenkins a regular Sevens fixture for the past decade.

Fiji is pooled with New Zealand, Samoa and Russia in the Sydney 7s.

The Sydney 7s will be played from the 26th to the 28th of this month.

The team will be named next week.

Source: Rugby.com.au

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