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IRB confirms pools for Emirates Dubai Sevens

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IRB confirms pools for Emirates Dubai Sevens

Fiji will face Canada on day one at the Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens

The IRB has confirmed the pool draw for the Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens, the second round of the HSBC Sevens World Series on 29-30 November.

After their Cup win at the first round of the Series on Australia’s Gold Coast, New Zealand are top seed and head Pool A, while runners-up Australia, third-placed England and the fourth semi-finalist South Africa head the remaining pools.

After their ominous win at the Gold Coast Sevens New Zealand head Pool A and face matches against Kenya, France and Portugal on day one in Dubai.

Gold Coast runners-up Australia will play Wales, Scotland and Spain in Pool B.

England will once again face their former coach, Ben Ryan, after they were drew Fiji, Canada and USA in Pool C.

In Pool D South Africa face tough matches against Samoa, Argentina and Russia.

After the opening round of the Series in Australia, defending champions New Zealand lead with 22 points from second-placed Australia (19). England lie third under new coach Simon Amor (17) ahead of South Africa (15) and Fiji (13).

DUBAI POOLS >>

Pool A

Team Code P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TD PTS
New Zealand (NZL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya (KEN) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France (FRA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal (POR) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pool B

Team Code P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TD PTS
Australia (AUS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales (WAL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland (SCO) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spain (ESP) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pool C

Team Code P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TD PTS
England (ENG) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fiji (FIJ) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canada (CAN) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United States (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pool D

Team Code P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TD PTS
South Africa (RSA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa (SAM) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Argentina (ARG) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russia (RUS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

P=Played; W=Won; D=Draw; L=Lost; PF=Points For; PA=Points Against; PD=Points Difference; TF=Tries For; TA=Tries Against;TD=Tries Difference; PTS=Points

DUBAI MATCH SCHEDULE >>

Day One Fixtures

1. 29 Nov 2013 –  08:40  South Africa 0 – 0  Argentina Pool D
2. 29 Nov 2013 –  09:02  Samoa 0 – 0  Russia Pool D
3. 29 Nov 2013 –  09:24  New Zealand 0 – 0  France Pool A
4. 29 Nov 2013 –  09:46  Kenya 0 – 0  Portugal Pool A
5. 29 Nov 2013 –  10:10  Australia 0 – 0  Scotland Pool B
6. 29 Nov 2013 –  10:32  Wales 0 – 0  Spain Pool B
7. 29 Nov 2013 –  10:54  England 0 – 0  Canada Pool C
8. 29 Nov 2013 –  11:16  Fiji 0 – 0  United States Pool C
9. 29 Nov 2013 –  13:10  South Africa 0 – 0  Russia Pool D
10. 29 Nov 2013 –  13:32  Samoa 0 – 0  Argentina Pool D
11. 29 Nov 2013 –  13:54  New Zealand 0 – 0  Portugal Pool A
12. 29 Nov 2013 –  14:16  Kenya 0 – 0  France Pool A
13. 29 Nov 2013 –  14:40  Australia 0 – 0  Spain Pool B
14. 29 Nov 2013 –  15:02  Wales 0 – 0  Scotland Pool B
15. 29 Nov 2013 –  15:24  England 0 – 0  United States Pool C
16. 29 Nov 2013 –  15:46  Fiji 0 – 0  Canada Pool C
17. 29 Nov 2013 –  16:54  Argentina 0 – 0  Russia Pool D
18. 29 Nov 2013 –  17:18  France 0 – 0  Portugal Pool A
19. 29 Nov 2013 –  17:40  Scotland 0 – 0  Spain Pool B
20. 29 Nov 2013 –  18:02  Canada 0 – 0  United States Pool C
21. 29 Nov 2013 –  18:54  South Africa 0 – 0  Samoa Pool D
22. 29 Nov 2013 –  19:16  New Zealand 0 – 0  Kenya Pool A
23. 29 Nov 2013 –  19:40  Australia 0 – 0  Wales Pool B
24. 29 Nov 2013 –  20:02  England 0 – 0  Fiji Pool C

SERIES STANDINGS >>

TEAM AUS DUB RSA USA NZL JPN HKG SCO ENG PTS
1 New Zealand 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
2 Australia 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
3 England 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
4 South Africa 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
5 Fiji 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
6 Kenya 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
7= Samoa 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
7= Wales 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
9 France 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
10 Canada 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
11= Argentina 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
11= Scotland 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
13 United States 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
14 Portugal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
15= Spain 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
15= Tonga 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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