Tough draw for Blitzbokke
The IRB has confirmed the pool draw for the USA Sevens, the fourth round of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Las Vegas on 24-26 January 2014.
The draw was conducted just before the Cup final of the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens, won by South Africa amid jubilant scenes in Port Elizabeth.
After their inspirational Cup win at the third round of the Series, South Africa head Pool A and line up once again against their former coach Paul Treu's Kenyan side, as well as Wales and Canada.
Port Elizabeth runners-up, Series leaders New Zealand, face a tough Pool B featuring Fiji, trans-Tasman rivals Australia and Scotland.
Resurgent Samoa will enjoy their usual strong support in Las Vegas and face Portugal, England and Uruguay in Pool C.
Santiago Gomez Cora and his Argentina side will play France, USA and Spain in Pool D.
Las Vegas Sevens Pools
Pool A: South Africa, Kenya, Wales, Canada
Pool B: New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, Scotland
Pool C: Samoa, Portugal, England, Uruguay
Pool D: Argentina, France, USA, Spain
With thanks to the IRB