Sevens heavyweights New Zealand and Fiji are set to face off in their first pool game of the 2014 Sevens Wellington tournament.
Currently placed second and third on the table, it will be a must-see game for sevens fans as both teams look to gain the upper hand in pool play. Joining them in Pool B for the February 7 and 8 event are European teams France and Spain.
Other key match-ups early on in the day will see Kenya take on Samoa in what is sure to be a tight tussle, while Las Vegas crowd favourites Canada, take on a Scottish side looking to improve on recent performances.
Sevens Wellington general manager Marty Donoghue said it was exciting to have some great match-ups taking place early on Friday February 7, and hoped the crowd would get amongst the excitement.
“I would encourage everyone to arrive early for these games, to avoid missing any of the action.
“We typically have a peak arrival time late in the afternoon, but with some great games early on, we hope those crowds start to arrive a little earlier.”
Donoghue said having the draw confirmed had really kicked the excitement levels up a notch.
“We’re ready for this and we can’t wait. We’ve got all the teams arriving from Vegas this week, so I hope the city of Wellington is ready to come alive.”
The full draw for Sevens Wellington 2014 can be viewed here.
Tickets are still available for the event and can be purchased through Ticketek.
Pool A: South Africa, England, Portugal, Wales
Pool B: New Zealand, Fiji, France, Spain
Pool C: Argentina, Scotland, United States, Canada
Pool D: Australia, Samoa, Kenya, Tonga.
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