Sibanda injured on Scottish league debut

HARARE - Zimbabwe rugby international Gerald Sibanda made a victorious debut for new club Gala in the Scottish Premiership before he dislocated his shoulder, which now rules him out of action for two weeks.  

Gala, one of the oldest clubs in the Scotland’s top flight, won 37-20 away to Currie at the weekend.

Although he was not among the match’s try-scorers, former Harare Sports Club livewire Sibanda impressed with his runs and big hits before he was taken off due to the injury.

Scans showed no fracture and damage requiring immediate surgical correction, but he was immediately ruled out for two weeks.

Sibanda should have been back next week in the British Irish Cup against London Scottish, but specialists gave him one more week to avoid further occurrence of the problem.

Before  the full debut on Saturday, the Zimbabwe and fifteens and sevens international played and scored for the Gala reserve side the previous weekend.

Sibanda — who is the older brother of former Miss Zimbabwe Vanessa Sibanda —  was educated at Churchill High School in Harare and represented Zimbabwe at the inaugural 2007 Under-19 World Cup in Durban.

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