Pools drawn for Sevens showdown in Hong Kong

(IRB.COM) Sunday 23 March 2014
 
 Pools drawn for Sevens showdown in Hong Kong
Fiji will start their title defence in Hong Kong against the team they beat in last year's final, Wales

The pools have been drawn for round seven of the HSBC Sevens World Series, the Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on 28-30 March 2014.

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Hong Kong champions Fiji head to So Kon Po as the new Tokyo champions and therefore head Pool A with matches against Kenya, Wales and Sri Lanka, who compete in Hong Kong as the third-ranked team in Asia.

As the Tokyo runners-up, World Series leaders South Africa head Pool B and face matches against Tokyo Plate winners Australia, France and the current bottom-ranked of the 15 core teams, Spain.

Having beaten New Zealand to third place in the Japan tournament, England start at the top of Pool C in Hong Kong with matches against Canada, Argentina and Portugal.

New Zealand head Pool D with three tough games against a rejuvenated USA, Scotland and Samoa.

World Series core team qualifier

The draw had previously been made for the 12-team Series core team qualifier, to be played alongside the main competition in Hong Kong.

Two teams have won the right to compete from each of the IRB's six regions, including Tokyo hosts Japan and Hong Kong.

Pool E: Russia, Zimbabwe, Chile, Barbados
Pool F: Hong Kong, Italy, Tunisia, American Samoa
Pool G: Japan, Cook Islands, Uruguay, Trinidad & Tobago

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Round 6
27-20 March 2015
Venue: Hong Kong Stadium
City: Hong Kong
Capacity: 40,000

 
Pools
Pool A
TeamPlayedPts
FIJ39
WAL37
KEN35
SRI33
Pool B
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AUS39
RSA37
FRA35
ESP33
Pool C
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ENG39
CAN37
ARG35
POR33
Pool D
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NZL39
USA35
SAM35
SCO35
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