Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Rugby | Sevens

Chris Dry © Gallo Images

Blitzbokke face formidable challenge

Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens host South Africa were placed in a tough pool following the official tournament draw by the IRB on Saturday evening in Dubai. Round three of the HSBC Sevens World Series takes place next weekend, 8 and 9 December, in Port Elizabeth.

The Springbok Sevens will face Dubai winners Samoa, France and Australia in Pool A in a very competitive race for the two group qualification spots on offer and passage to the Cup quarterfinals.

New Zealand, the defending South Africa tournament champions who lost to Samoa in the Dubai final, are the top-ranked side in Pool B which also include Fiji, Scotland England.

Kenya head Pool C and were drawn alongside Wales, Argentina and Spain. Dubai surprise package Portugal, Canada, the United States and Zimbabwe complete the final grouping in Pool D.

New Zealand currently lead the World Series standings on 38 points after two rounds, followed by Fiji, Kenya, Samoa (all on 32), France (27) and South Africa (24).

The confirmed pools for the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens are:

Pool A: Samoa, France, South Africa, Australia

Pool B: New Zealand, Fiji, Scotland, England

Pool C: Kenya, Wales, Argentina, Spain

Pool D: Portugal, Canada, United Stated, Zimbabwe

© SA Rugby


More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk

Tony Johnson
A good tourney but some things rankle
Greetings from Newcastle, where the skies are gloomy, but the view outside my hotel room is...

Gavin Rich
Heyneke must revert to initial plan
There was a moment during the post-match press conference following South Africa’s impressive 34-16...

Brenden Nel
Farewell Jean, you will be missed
When Jean de Villiers finished his final press conference, he was greeted with a hearty round of...

Land Rover`s RWC prediction guide
Match Day 17: Oct 10
Every match day Gavin Rich will bring you his guide to the day's games in order to assist you...