Pools drawn for Las Vegas Sevens

Date published: February 5 2017

World Rugby has announced the pools for the fifth round of the World Rugby Sevens Series, which takes place in Las Vegas in early March.

The draw for the next series stop was made at the end of the Sydney Sevens, which was won by South Africa who beat England in the final.

The Blitzboks are drawn in Pool A with Wales, France and Canada.

Beaten finalists in Sydney, England, top Pool B with USA, Samoa and as yet unnamed invitational side.

New Zealand, Argentina, Russia and Kenya will battle in out in Pool C and Australia meet Fiji, Japan and Scotland in Pool D from 3-5 March at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Nevada.

The women’s pools were also announced on Sunday, after Canada claimed the second round of the World Rugby Series on Saturday in Sydney.

They have been drawn in Pool A with France, Russia and the invitational side, which will be the winners from the South American Sevens later this month.

Host side USA top Pool B in Las Vegas after an impressive run 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 ¬†World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series will be announced in due course.