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Hong Kong Sevens

Let the games begin

The 42nd annual Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens reconfirms its status as the sevens tournament ‘Where the World Comes to Play’. With 40 teams – 16 in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series competition, 12 teams contesting the World Rugby Sevens Series Qualifiers and a further 12 teams participating in the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Qualifier, Hong Kong will once again welcome the rugby world in April.
 
The Series competition will feature the 15 core teams on the Series – those that compete at all ten legs worldwide, along with South Korea, invited by World Rugby as the 16th participant team in the competition in 2017. The teams were drawn into four pools of four teams each with the top seeds determined by their results at the sixth leg of the Series in Vancouver in March. After the initial group stages of round-robin pool play the knockout phases will start as the teams chase four different trophies: 
The Cup for the overall winner, the Plate (fifth-best team overall), the Bowl (ninth-best overall team) and the Shield (13th-best overall team). 
 
So, for whom will you be rooting this year?
 
POOL A
 
England
Australia
Samoa
South Korea
 
POOL B
 
South Africa
Canada
Kenya
France
 
POOL C
 
Fiji
New Zealand
Wales
Japan
 
POOL D
 
USA
Argentina
Scotland
Russia
 
 
(Edited on 7/4/17)

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