Rebel Naivalu faces late fitness test for Stormers

The Rebels have released an injury report following their Super Rugby match against the Reds in Brisbane on Friday and Sefanaia Naivalu in doubt of playing the Stormers in Cape Town.

Rebels rookie winger Naivalu scored a sensational try against the Reds in Brisbane but suffered a head knock will follow concussion protocols this week.

The winger will face a late fitness test before being declared fit to play against the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday.

Rebels’ Head of Athletic Performance Bryce Cavanagh said that as always, the Club will put Sefa’s welfare first.

“Sefa copped a knock whilst in the action of tackling on Friday, and reported some symptoms consistent with concussion,” Cavanagh said.

“His wellbeing is our number one priority, and while we will give him every opportunity to be available for selection we will also ensure he is only declared fit if we are 100% confident that he is good to go.”

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