Pools confirmed for Marriott London Sevens

(IRB.COM) Sunday 5 May 2013
 
 Pools confirmed for Marriott London Sevens
England beat Fiji in the Glasgow Cup quarter finals and the sides will meet again in the London pool stages - Photo: IRB/Martin Seras Lima

The IRB has confirmed the pool draws for the Marriott London Sevens, the ninth and final round of the HSBC Sevens World Series at Twickenham on 11-12 May.

While the top 12 teams in the Series standings will contest the main Cup competition at Twickenham, eight other sides will compete in a crucial qualifier aiming to win core team status on the 2013/14 Series.

In the competition featuring the top 12, hosts England face three tough matches against Argentina, Fiji and Samoa in Pool C. South Africa drew USA, Australia and France in Pool A, while Series champions New Zealand will play Wales, Canada and Kenya in Pool B.

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Having finished their home Glasgow event outside the top 12 in the Series standings, Scotland will line up in London along with Portugal and Spain needing to win back core team status next season.

Scotland face pool matches against Hong Kong, Zimbabwe and Georgia in Pool A, while Portugal and Spain line up in Pool B with Tonga and RWC Sevens hosts, Russia.

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After the penultimate round of the Series, New Zealand have 151 points, an unassailable lead from second-placed South Africa (122). Fiji lie third (108) ahead of Samoa (99) and Kenya (84).

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London Sevens

Round 9
10-11 May 2014 Venue: Twickenham
City: London
Capacity: 82,000

 
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