Vodafone Fiji 7s lanky forward Mesulame Kunavula will not play at the London 7s this weekend due to injury.
Coach Gareth Baber confirms that Kunavula will need six weeks to fully recover from his knee injury.
Kunavula captained the national side against USA in the fifth place play-off lose and has impressed Baber with his leadership skills and discipline.
Baber says they will regroup this week and will address some of the errors from last weekend.
With Kunavula ruled out this week, Josua Kurinabuli could make his debut this weekend.
Baber is expected to name his final 12 on Friday.
The Fiji 7s team has been drawn in pool C for the London 7s with New Zealand, Japan and Canada.
Fiji plays Canada at 9.30pm Saturday, we play Japan at 12.36am Sunday while Fiji takes on NZ at 4.04am Sunday.
The medal quarter finals start at 10.58pm Sunday, the semis will be played at 2.48am Monday while the medal final will kick off at 5.57am Monday.Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.