IRB confirms pools draw for Dubai Sevens

(IRB.COM) Sunday 14 October 2012
 
 IRB confirms pools draw for Dubai Sevens
New Zealand and Argentina face each other in Pool B in Dubai

The IRB has confirmed the pool draw for round 2 of the HSBC Sevens World Series, the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens on 30 November-1 December 2012.

The draw was made live on television before the Cup final of the Gold Coast Sevens, the opening round of the 2012/13 season.

Having failed to reach the Cup quarter finals in Australia, defending Dubai champions England face a tough task with pool matches against South Africa and Samoa as well as Portugal.

Pools - Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens

Pool A
Fiji, Kenya, Spain, Scotland

Pool B
New Zealand, Argentina, Wales, Russia

Pool C
South Africa, Samoa, England, Portugal

Pool D
France, Australia, Canada, USA

Following their win on the Gold Coast, Fiji have an early lead in the HSBC Sevens World Series 2012/13. They currently lie on 22 points ahead of New Zealand (19), South Africa (17), Kenya (15) and Argentina (13).

WORLD SERIES STANDINGS >>

Dubai Sevens

Round 2
5-6 December 2014
Venue: 7he Sevens
City: Dubai
Capacity: 50,000

 
Pools
Pool A
TeamPlayedPts
NZL39
KEN37
POR35
FRA33
Pool B
TeamPlayedPts
WAL39
SCO37
AUS35
ESP33
Pool C
TeamPlayedPts
FIJ39
ENG37
CAN35
USA33
Pool D
TeamPlayedPts
RSA39
ARG37
SAM35
RUS33
more
Photos
  • Axel Muller
  • Dubai Dream Team
  • Emosi Mulevoro of Fiji celebrates