The pools for the HSBC USA Sevens in Las Vegas have been announced following the conclusion of the HSBC New Zealand Sevens in Hamilton.
HSBC New Zealand Sevens winners Fiji will play in Pool A and will face Kenya, France and Russia.
In Pool B South Africa, runners up in the last two tournaments in Sydney and Hamilton, will play England, Canada and Wales.
Australia, winners of the HSBC Sydney Sevens and bronze medallists in Hamilton, are drawn in Pool C with the improving Samoa, USA and Spain.
New Zealand will face Scotland, Argentina and invitational team Uruguay in Pool D.
The USA Sevens is the fifth of 10 tournaments in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2018. To date the series has produced four different winners in South Africa (Dubai), New Zealand (Cape Town), Australia (Sydney) and Fiji (Hamilton).
There is added significant to the series this year with the Rugby World Cup Sevens under six months away in San Francisco. Teams will be battling it out not only for the HSBC USA Sevens title but also crucial seedings points which will determine the all important draw for RWC Sevens in July.
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