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20 Dec 2019
10:25 am

Blitzboks to face Kenya, England at Hamilton Sevens

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The Blitzboks won the first event in Dubai earlier this month when they beat New Zealand 15-0 in the final.

A view of the Blitzboks during day 3 of the 2019 HSBC Cape Town Sevens match 29, semi-finals match between South Africa and France at Cape Town Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

The Springbok Sevens side will contest a Pool B alongside Kenya, England and Japan at the Hamilton Sevens in New Zealand next month.

The event – the third on the 2019/20 World Rugby Sevens series calendar – is scheduled for the weekend of January 25-26.

The Blitzboks won the first event in Dubai earlier this month when they beat New Zealand 15-0 in the final, before losing 7-5 in the final to the All Blacks Sevens in Cape Town last weekend.

In Hamilton, hosts New Zealand will contest Pool A alongside Scotland, USA and Wales.

Pool C features France, Ireland, Canada and Spain, while Pool D is a tough one with Fiji, Argentina, Australia and Samoa to slug it out.

South Africa and New Zealand are currently level at the top of the standings with 41 points apiece.

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