Written by Alex Goff    Saturday, 03 December 2011 16:58    PDF Print Write e-mail
Mandela Bay 7s Draw No Favors for USA
International - HSBC Sevens World Series

The USA gets an astoundingly tough draw for the Nelson Mandela Bay 7s in Port Elizabeth next weekend.

With Samoa having an uncharacteristically poor tournament (they were dropped into the Bowl Round on points difference), they get seeded lower and join Argentina, who they tied this weekend in Dubai, the USA, and Dubai champions England.

This Pool A is clearly the Pool of Death in a tough tournament.

Pool B sees France, Scotland, New Zealand and Morocco.

Pool C is South Africa, Australia, Canada and Kenya.

Pool D is Fiji, Wales, Portugal, Zimbabwe.

Fiji and Portugal open the tournament on Friday, December 9 at 11:37am local time, which is 4:37am ET, 1:37am PT.

The USA opens against England at 12:21pm (5:21am/2:21am), plays Argentina at 3:49pm (8:49am/5:49am), and then Samoa at 6:11pm (1:11pm/10:11am).