Sevens

Blitzboks to face New Zealand - in New Zealand

Neil Powell (Gallo Images)
Neil Powell (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - World Rugby has announced the pools for the third round of the World Rugby Sevens Series in Wellington, New Zealand on the weekend of January 30/31, 2016.

Wellington Sevens fixtures

The draw for the Wellington Sevens was made before the Cup final at the second round of the series in Cape Town, with winners South Africa heading Pool A at the Westpac Stadium after a 29-14 over Los Pumas in their home tournament.

Neil Powell's side will come face to face with hosts New Zealand, Scotland and Russia, while Cape Town runners-up Argentina compete against series leaders Fiji, Wales and the only non-core side in Wellington, Japan.

Having finished third in Cape Town with a last-minute try from Julien Candelon and a conversion from Terry Bouhraoua, France will play Mike Friday's USA, England and Samoa.

Benjamin Ayimba's Kenya complete the top four seeds and await Australia, Canada and Portugal.

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