Australia's Sevens team has been hit by a blow after it was confirmed that dangerous back Pama Fou requires surgery on a shoulder injury.
Fou dislocated the joint against Fiji at the recent Cape Town Sevens event and the 25-year-old will now go under the knife to fix the issue.
He will then face a race against time to be fit to represent his country in the Rio 2016 Olympics, with his return date not yet known. It is expected that the free-scoring player will miss the remainder of the World Rugby Sevens Series.
Australia also revealed they are monitoring the progress of Nick Malouf (knee), Tom Lucas (hamstring) and Pat McCutcheon (hamstring).