IRB confirms pool draw for SA Sevens in PE

(IRB.COM) Sunday 2 December 2012
 IRB confirms pool draw for SA Sevens in PE
South Africa face Samoa in pool play for the second consecutive event in PE, having lost 10-5 to the champions in Dubai

The IRB has confirmed the pool draw for round 3 of the HSBC Sevens World Series, the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay SA Sevens in Port Elizabeth on 8-9 December 2012.

The draw was made live on television before the Cup final of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, the second round of the 2012/13 season.


Hosts South Africa were drawn in a tough Pool A, where they will face Dubai winners Samoa, France and Australia.

New Zealand, the defending South Africa tournament champions, lost to Samoa in the Dubai final and head Pool B, which also includes their great rivals Fiji as well as auld enemies Scotland and England.

The third-ranked team in Dubai, Kenya, head Pool C and were drawn against Wales, Argentina and Spain.

Dubai surprise package quarter finalists Portugal and Canada will line up in Pool D with USA and African regional qualifiers, Zimbabwe.

New Zealand currently lead the World Series standings on 38 points after two rounds, followed by Fiji, Kenya, Samoa (32), France (27) and South Africa (24).

Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens

Round 3
13-14 December 2014
Venue: Port Elizabeth Bay Stadium
City: Port Elizabeth
Capacity: 48,459

  • Emirates RWC Worldwide Partner
  • Cecil Afrika, South Africa
  • Frankie Horne