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Shujaa drawn against defending champs South Africa at Dubai 7s

Kenya’s national sevens rugby team has been drawn against defending champions South Africa, Singapore 7s champions Canada and Uganda in the opening leg of the 2017-2018 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Shujaa will be in Pool A of the Dubai Sevens which start on Friday December 1, 2017.

Uganda comes in as an invitational side by virtue of winning Africa 7s and will also compete at the Cape Town 7s after the Dubai tournament.

Pool B comprises England, Scotland, France and Spain.

GROUP OF DEATH

Olympic champions Fiji headline Pool C which includes Australia, Wales and Russia. Pool D, arguably the group of death, comprises New Zealand, USA, Argentina and Samoa.

Sydney hosts the second round from 26-28 January 2018 with all men’s and women’s games being played at the Allianz Stadium, before the series returns to the Mikuni World Stadium in Kitakyushu, Japan, on 21-22 April for the third round, a week after the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Kenya finished 12th in the 2016-2017 season of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series with a total of 63 points.