Johannesburg - After their impressive Cup win at the second round of the Sevens world series 2014/15 in Dubai on Saturday, hosts South Africa are top seeds of the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens.
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Runners-up Australia, third-placed Fiji and the fourth semi-finalist New Zealand head the remaining pools for the tournament to be played on 13 and 14 December.
The 2014/15 season carries added significance because the top-ranked sides after the ninth and final round in London in May 2015 will qualify directly for the Olympic Games to be held in Rio in 2016.
The Springbok Sevens team head Pool A in Port Elizabeth and their opponents are Wales, the United States and Kenya.
Dubai runners-up Australia will face Argentina, as well as Portugal and Zimbabwe in Pool B.
Series leaders Fiji top Pool C as the third-placed team in Dubai and face Scotland, France and Dubai Shield winners Canada.
New Zealand, the reigning Series champions, will play England, Samoa and Japan.