Wellington Sevens Pool C: CAN, ARG, SCO, USA

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 Wellington Sevens Pool C: CAN, ARG, SCO, USA
Pocket rocket: Andrew Turnbull is a key man out wide for Scotland and has a good record in Wellington

We take a look at the squad ins and outs of the four teams in Pool C in Wellington, which includes Las Vegas surprise semi-finalists Canada, Argentina, Scotland and the United States.

Canada - @rugbycanada
Rd 1 - Australia: Bowl runners-up 10th
Rd 2 - Dubai: Bowl SF
Rd 3 - South Africa: Shield runners-up 14th
Rd 4 - USA: 3rd
Series rank: 11th
Squads ins & outs: Geraint John's squad arrives in NZ on the crest of a wave after reaching a first Cup semi for 14 years and finishing a best-ever third in Las Vegas. The squad is also reinvigorated here with the recall from injury of three key players - Natham Hirayama, Sean Duke and Ciaran Hearn - as well as Lucas Hammond. They replace Sean White, Jordan Wilson-Ross, Sean Ferguson and Duncan Maguire.

Argentina - @unionargentina
Rd 1 - Australia: Bowl SF
Rd 2 - Dubai: Plate winners 5th
Rd 3 - South Africa: 4th
Rd 4 - USA: Cup QF
Series rank: 7th
Squads ins & outs: Coach Santiago Gomez Cora names the same 12 players who reached the Cup quarter finals in Las Vegas, losing in the Plate semis. Diego Palma is the danger man and one to watch as the Pumas come increasingly under the influence of their clever new coach.

Scotland - @scotlandteam
Rd 1 - Australia: Bowl SF
Rd 2 - Dubai: Cup QF
Rd 3 - South Africa: Shield winners 13th
Rd 4 - USA: Bowl SF
Series rank: 12th
Squads ins & outs: Coach Stephen Gemmell makes two changes to his Scotland side as they look to capitalise on a favourable draw here in Wellington. Mark Robertson comes back in for John Houston, while the country's leading Sevens try-scorer Andrew Turnbull (131) also returns from injury to replace Vegas debutant, Scott Wight.

USA - @usarugby
Rd 1 - Australia: Shield winners 13th
Rd 2 - Dubai: Shield SF
Rd 3 - South Africa: Bowl SF
Rd 4 - USA: Shield winners 13th
Series rank: 14th
Squads ins & outs: Yet to find their way into the top eight of a tournament this season, the USA are desperate for that breakthrough performance under coach, Matt Hawkins. He makes two changes from their home event, Garrett Bender coming in for Nu'u Punimata and Madison Hughes making his debut in the place of Stephen Tomasin. Carlin Isles is there again, despite all the NFL rumours.

Wellington, New Zealand

Round 4
6-7 February 2015
Venue: Westpac Stadium
City: Wellington
Capacity: 36,000

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