7 Feb 2011

Captain Forbes to miss Las Vegas Sevens

7:25 am on 7 February 2011

The New Zealand rugby sevens captain DJ Forbes has been ruled out of the Las Vegas leg of the IRB Sevens World Series with a hamstring injury.

Forbes picked up the injury two minutes into New Zealand's 29-14 Final win over England on Saturday night to claim the Wellington leg of the Series for the fifth time.

He's been replaced by Waikato's Rory Grice who is set to make his New Zealand Sevens debut at the US tournament.

The New Zealand team departs Wellington for Las Vegas at 5.00pm on Monday evening.