The Springbok Sevens will face England, USA and the Cook Islands at the Wellington Sevens in February.
The Sevens World Series will take a two-month break over the festive season and will resume with the New Zealand leg on the 3rd and 4th February.
Having finished second at the PE Sevens last weekend, South Africa have been drawn into Pool B. They are the group favourites along with England, who are fourth on the World Series log. USA and part-timers the Cook Islands make up the rest of the pool. Likely Cup quarter-final opponents on day two for Paul Treu’s charges will be Fiji or Wales.
PE Sevens Cup winners and hosts New Zealand will battle against Samoa, Scotland and Japan in Pool A.
Wellington Sevens, Pools:
Pool A - New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, Japan.
Pool B - South Africa, England, USA, Cook Islands
Pool C - Fiji, Wales, Argentina, Tonga
Pool D – France, Australia, Canada, Kenya