Cape Town - The pools for round nine of the World Rugby Sevens Series in Paris have been drawn and the Blitzboks face an uphill battle to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Cup competition.
Singapore Sevens winners Kenya head Pool A where they will face New Zealand, Portugal and Russia.
Pool B sees Singapore losing finalists Fiji drawn with Samoa, Scotland and Wales.
The Blitzboks head Pool C where they will face Australia, England and Brazil and finally Pool D includes Argentina, France, USA and Canada.
The three-day tournament starts on Friday, 13 May.