Zas ruled out for a year


CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – FEBRUARY 11: Leolin Zas of the Stormers during the 2017 Super Rugby Warm-Up match between DHL Stormers and Emirates Lions at DHL Newlands Stadium on February 11, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Gallo Images)

Stormers wing Leolin Zas has been ruled out of action for approximately a year with a broken leg.

Zas fractured both his fibula and tibia in the Stormers’ pre-season friendly against the Lions on Saturday, after coming on as a replacement having recently returned from an unrelated leg injury.

The other major casualty from the 57-40 victory against the Lions was centre Juan de Jongh who tore his medial collateral ligament and will consequently spend around 10-12 weeks on the sidelines.