South Africa will face hosts United States of America, Canada and Wales in Pool D at the fifth round of the World Rugby Sevens Series in Las Vegas, to be played on 4-6 March 2016. The pools for the USA Sevens were drawn ahead of the Cup final at the Allianz Stadium, with Cup winners New Zealand heading Pool A at the Sam Boyd Stadium thanks to a 27-24 win over Australia. 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.
Ben Ryan’s series-leading Fiji await Argentina, Samoa and France in possibly the toughest of the four pools and an exact repeat of the pool in Sydney in Pool C. The Pacific Islanders will be looking to extend their remarkable record of 39 victories from their last 39 pool matches when they hit American soil where they are defending champions. The hosting Americans, 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 Canadan in a mouth-watering clash in Las Vegas.
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