Paul Treu’s charges will face the USA when the third leg of the IRB Sevens Series kicks off in San Diego next month.
The Boks have a relatively easy path to the playoffs, with the USA, Mexico and England joining them in Pool D. They are yet to make it to a final in the 2007/8 series having lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals in Dubai and then to Fiji in George.
San Diego Pools:
Pool A: New Zealand, Scotland, Wales, France
Pool B: Fiji, Samoa, Australia, West Indies
Pool C: Argentina, Kenya, Canada, Chile
Pool D: South Africa, England, United States, Mexico