Sitiveni Sivivatu faces four-month spell on sidelines
August 13, 2014
Sitiveni Sivivatu endured shoulder problems with Clermont last season © Getty Images
Sitiveni Sivivatu is looking at a four-month spell on the sidelines after sustaining a serious shoulder injury playing for Castres in a pre-season fixture with Brive.
Sivivatu suffered shoulder problems while at Clermont Auvergne last season, when he scored just four tries, and specialists have confirmed the former All Blacks winger now needs surgery.
Sivivatu moved in the close season to Castres after three campaigns with Clermont Auvergne. The 32-year-old - capped 48 times - was Castres' headline signing in agreeing a three-year contract.
Castres, who have finished as Top 14 runners-up for the past two years, kick-off their campaign against Stade Francais this weekend. They will also be without props Karena Wihongi and Yannick Forestier as well as second-rower Benjamin Desroche.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Communication error please reload the page.
USA Cycling says Lance Armstrong can't ride in a non-competitive race in America this weekend with several of his former US Postal Service team-mates
The International Cycling Union and the World Anti-Doping Agency have made an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Roman Kreuziger was cleared of doping
Manuel Pellegrini believes Sergio Aguero can become the best striker in the world at Manchester City
Caterham have been given special dispensation by Bernie Ecclestone to miss the next two races in the USA and Brazil after it fell under the control of administrators on Friday
Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera have been passed fit to play for Manchester United against Chelsea on Sunday