The Black Ferns Sevens and All Blacks Sevens have both suffered injury blows, losing key players for next weekend's Cape Town world series tournament.
After finishing second to Australia at Dubai, the NZ women will be without Sarah Hirini (knee), while the bronze medal-winning men have lost Regan Ware (concussion) for the second event of the new season.
Black Ferns captain Hirini, 30, suffered a knee injury during poolplay and was pictured on crutches on day two.
NZ Rugby has confirmed she will not travel to Cape Town and has been replaced by Tysha Ikenasio in the squad.
No information has been given on the severity of Hirini's injury, with fears over damage to ligaments with an Olympic year on the horizon, but the team have tweeted an emotional haka farewell, as they leave for South Africa.
"See you soon, Skip."
Meanwhile, Ware, 29, will also play no part at Cape Town, after he suffered a concussion.
As part of World Rugby's head injury protocols, Ware must observe a minimum seven-day stand-down period, before he is allowed to return to play.
Xavier Tito-Harris has taken Ware's place in the squad for the South African leg.