IRB confirms pools for Hertz Sevens 2013

(IRB.COM) Sunday 9 December 2012
 
 IRB confirms pools for Hertz Sevens 2013
Sam Dickson was one of five New Zealand try-scorers in the final in Port Elizabeth

The IRB has confirmed the pool draw for round four of the HSBC Sevens World Series, the Hertz Sevens in Wellington, New Zealand on 1-2 February 2013.
 
The draw was made live on television before the Cup final of the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay SA Sevens, the third round of the 2012/13 season, which was won by New Zealand.

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As winners in South Africa, Wellington hosts New Zealand head Pool A and will face USA, England and Spain on day one.

Port Elizabeth runners-up France, who are now second in the World Series, head Pool B in New Zealand and face matches against Argentina, Kenya and regional qualifiers Tonga.

South Africa head Pool C and were drawn against Wales, Samoa and Canada.

Port Elizabeth surprise package and pool-toppers Portugal were drawn head of Pool D and face three tough matches against Fiji, Australia and Scotland.

After three of the nine rounds in the 2012/13 HSBC Sevens World Series, defending champions New Zealand lead the standings on 60 points, ahead of France (46), Gold Coast champions Fiji (44), South Africa (41) and Dubai champions, Samoa (39).

Wellington, New Zealand

Round 5
7-8 February 2014

Venue: Westpac Stadium
City: Wellington
Capacity: 36,000 

 
Pools
Pool A
TeamPlayedPts
ENG39
RSA37
WAL35
POR33
Pool B
TeamPlayedPts
FIJ39
NZL37
FRA35
ESP33
Pool C
TeamPlayedPts
CAN39
ARG37
SCO34
USA34
Pool D
TeamPlayedPts
AUS39
SAM37
KEN35
TON33
more
Photos
  • South Africa's Philip Snyman is tackled by NZ
  • Sherwin Stowers
  • NZ Sevens - Gillies Kaka