WORCESTER Warriors full-back Melani Nanai has been ruled out of for the rest of the 2020/21 season due to a torn hamstring. 

Nanai will undergo surgery and is now expected to be sidelined for the rest of the campaign.

“Melani suffered an unfortunate hamstring injury in training which will require surgical repair," said DoR Alan Solomons.

"The early prognosis is that he is likely to miss the rest of the season which is extremely disappointing and frustrating for him and everyone here at Sixways."

Nanai, 27, arrived at Sixways from Super Rugby side Blues in the summer of 2019 and has made 17 appearances and scored three tries for Warriors.

His first season with the club was disrupted by a shoulder injury which also required surgery but Nanai returned to action when the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership campaign resumed in August after the first lockdown caused by COVID-19.