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England have been pooled with New Zealand, Fiji and Scotland at the SA Sevens

Last Updated: 03/12/12 11:09am

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England lift the Shield at the Dubai Sevens (Photo: IRB/Martin Seras Lima)

England lift the Shield at the Dubai Sevens (Photo: IRB/Martin Seras Lima)

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England will look to inflict further misery on New Zealand when they head to Port Elizabeth for the Nelson Mandela Bay SA Sevens.

England have already toppled New Zealand in 15-a-side code - with the men's team winning 38-21 on Saturday and the women completing a 3-0 series whitewash at Twickenham later the same day.

However Ben Ryan's team now have the chance to put one over their old rivals on December 8 after been pool together with them in the third leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series.

It will be a tough ask for England, though, after a miserable start to the campaign, with their Shield success in Dubai scant consolation for a team that was the defending champions of the main tournament.

New Zealand, on the other hand, reached the final in Dubai - losing to Samoa - and were successful in South Africa 12 months ago.

It will not get any easier for England, with Fiji and Scotland in the same pool.

Meanwhile, Wales will face Kenya, who finished third in Dubai, Argentina and Spain.

Pool draw in full...

Pool A: South Africa, Samoa, France, Australia
Pool B: New Zealand, Fiji, Scotland, EnglandPool C: Kenya, Wales, Argentina, Spain
Pool D: Portugal, Canada, USA, Zimbabwe

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