Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of rest of the Olympic games
The Rugby World Cup winner ruptured his Achilles tendon during their loss to Japan
New Zealand also lost Joe Webber after he suffered a shoulder injury
New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of the rest of the Olympic rugby sevens competition after partially rupturing his Achilles’ tendon.
The 31-year-old has been replaced in the squad by Sione Molia.
Williams, a two-time World Cup winner, limped off as his side lost 14-12 to Japan in their opening match in Rio.
He took time off from the 15-a-side game to focus on Rio and was expected to rejoin the New Zealand squad for the Rugby Championship later this month.
The loss of Sonny Bill Williams will be a massive blow to the team.
New Zealand’s next game will be against Kenya.