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Blitzboks in ‘Pool of Death’ at Cape Town Sevens

That was then: South Africa's Blitzboks thrashed the All Blacks in the Dubai sevens, 7 December 2019. (Photo: Rosko Specman/ Twitter/ @speckmagic11)

Cape Town - The Blitzboks have been drawn in a tough Pool A for this weekend's Cape Town Sevens.

The Springbok Sevens side, who won the past weekend’s title in Dubai with a 15-0 Cup final win over New Zealand, will contest Pool A alongside 2018/19 World Rugby Sevens Series champions Fiji , series runners-up USA and Japan .

The Fijians, surprisingly, did not make it out of their pool at the Dubai Sevens after losing to Argentina. They beat Canada 40-17 in the ninth place playoff match.

The South Africans kick off their campaign at Cape Town Stadium against Japan in the final game on Friday (20:03), before facing Fiji (13:51) and the USA (20:03) on Saturday.

Pools for the Cape Town Sevens:

Pool A

South Africa , USA, Fiji, Japan

Pool B

New Zealand, Argentina, Canada, Wales

Pool C

England, France, Spain, Scotland

Pool D

Samoa, Australia, Ireland, Kenya

– Compiled by Herman Mostert

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