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By IRB Media Unit
The IRB has confirmed the pool draw for round 7 of the HSBC Sevens World Series, the Tokyo Sevens on 31 March - 1 April 2012.
The draw was made live on television before the Cup final of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, the sixth round of the 2011/12 season, won by Fiji.
TOKYO SEVENS POOLS >>
TOKYO SEVENS SCHEDULE >>
As Hong Kong champions, Fiji top pool A at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground but they face a tough trio of matches against England, France and hosts, Japan.
New Zealand reached their fifth Cup final of the Series in Hong Kong and, as runners-up, head Pool B and face matches against great rivals Australia, USA and Hong Kong.
Argentina were drawn top of Pool C and they face matches against Wales, Kenya and Russia.
South Africa, who finished third in Hong Kong, headed the draw in Pool D, where they will face Samoa, Scotland and Portugal.
Following Hong Kong, reigning Series champions New Zealand now lead the standings on 111, just two clear of Fiji on 109. South Africa are third, ahead of England and Samoa.
WORLD SERIES STANDINGS >>
Cup winners - 2011/12 HSBC Sevens World Series
Round 1 - Gold Coast - Fiji
Round 2 - Dubai - England
Round 3 - Port Elizabeth - New Zealand
Round 4 - Wellington - New Zealand
Round 5 - Las Vegas - Samoa
Round 6 - Hong Kong - Fiji
Over 500 young men and women had the opportunity to show off their skills and athleticism yesterday, as the Australian Rugby Union’s Search for a Star took place across the country looking to identify players who may have the potential to represent their country in Rugby Sevens.