Cape Town - Following their loss to England in the Cup Final of the Cape Town Sevens, the Blitzboks were drawn in a tough pool for the next event in New Zealand.
The Wellington Sevens takes place on the weekend of January 28-29.
The South Africans are in a very tough Pool B, where they will face Olympic champions Fiji, Australia and Japan.
Cape Town winners England are drawn in Pool A with Kenya, Argentina and invitational team Papua New Guinea.
Hosts New Zealand will play USA, France and Samoa in Pool C, while Pool D features Scotland, Wales, Russia and Canada.