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Las Vegas pools announced

February 7, 2016 11:58 pm

World Rugby has announced the pools for the fifth round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Las Vegas, to be played from the 5th to the 7th of next month.

New Zealand heading Pool A at the Sam Boyd Stadium thanks to a 27-24 win over Australia in the Cup final of the Sydney 7’s yesterday.

Sir Gordon Tietjen’s side will face Kenya, Portugal and Russia in Pool A while Australia, runners-up on home soil in Sydney, meet England, Scotland and Japan in Pool B.

Ben Ryan’s series-leading Vodafone Fiji 7’s team await Argentina, Samoa and France in possibly the toughest of the four pools, and an exact repeat of the Sydney event, in Pool C.

Hosts USA, who ended the Sydney Sevens tournament with a 24-21 defeat to Kenya having held a 21-0 lead at half-time, are in Pool D and face South Africa, Wales and North American rivals Canada.

Fiji, South Africa and New Zealand are tied at the top of the series standings with 69 points.