The pool draw for the men’s and women’s sevens in Las Vegas, USA, has been announced.
World Rugby has announced the pools for the USA Sevens, the next stop on the men ‘s and women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Las Vegas in March.
The draws were made at the end of the HSBC Sydney Sevens, which was won by Canada (women’s) and South Africa (men’s).
In the men’s event, the fifth round on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2016-17, South Africa have been drawn in Pool A with Wales, France and Canada.
England, beaten finalists in Sydney, top Pool B with USA, Samoa and invitational side Chile, who confirmed their place last month as the best-placed side in the Sudamerica Rugby Sevens Series behind Fiji and Argentina.
New Zealand, Argentina, Russia and Kenya will battle in out in Pool C, while Australia meet Fiji, Japan and Scotland form Pool D for the 3-5 March at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Nevada.
The women’s pools will see Sydney winners Canada face France, Russia and the invitational side, which will be the winners from the Sudamerica Rugby Sevens later this month, in Pool A.
Hosts the USA top Pool B in Las Vegas after an impressive run to the final in Sydney. They’ll face an improving Fijiana side as well as Ireland and Spain.
New Zealand meet rivals Australia, England and Brazil in a tough Pool C at the Sam Boyd Stadium.
The schedule for the third round of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series will be announced in due course.