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By IRB Media Unit
The IRB has confirmed the pool draw for round 8 of the HSBC Sevens World Series, the Emirates Airline Glasgow Sevens to be played at Scotstoun Stadium on 5-6 May 2012.
The draw was made live on television before the Cup final of the Tokyo Sevens, the seventh round of the 2011/12 season.
GLASGOW POOLS >>
GLASGOW MATCH SCHEDULE >>
Hosts Scotland have been handed a tough draw against home nation rivals Wales, South Africa and Russia in Pool D.
As Tokyo winners, Australia head Pool A in Glasgow and face opening matches against England, USA and Kenya.
Tokyo runners-up Samoa will play New Zealand, France and Spain in Pool B.
In Pool C Series contenders Fiji will start with games against Argentina, Portugal and Zimbabwe.
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
Round 7 - Tokyo - Australia
Round 8 - Glasgow - 5-6 May
Round 9 - London - 12-13 May
The Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team begins its quest for Olympic qualification in Rio with Dubai first up in the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series in December.