Cape Town - Returning Springbok Sevens star Kwagga Smith is unlikely to feature for the Lions in the remainder of the Super Rugby competition.
The Blitzbokke returned to South Africa on
Wednesday after finishing their Sevens World Series campaign in London at the
While the Stormers have indicated that they
would like to utilise Seabelo Senatla if possible, the Lions will opt to rest
Smith, Netwerk24 reports.
The 21-year-old Smith, who was also
included in the Sevens World Series Dream Team for the 2014/15 season, last
week extended his contract with the Lions until the end of 2016.
But the Lions are unlikely to utilise him
for the remainder of the Super Rugby season, with the union indicating that he
needed a breather. He will only join his team-mates next Wednesday.
According to SANZAR regulations, a player
needs to play at least four Super Rugby matches in order to be eligible for the
The Lions have only three league games remaining -
against the Cheetahs (Bloemfontein, May 23), Waratahs (Johannesburg, May 30)
and Stormers (Cape Town, June 6) - so resting Smith may be a wise move.