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Pools confirmed for the 2014 Glasgow Sevens

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irbsevens.com     31 Mar 2014     Getty Images

The draw was made just before the final at round seven in Hong Kong, where New Zealand overcame England to capture their third Cup title of the current season.

Included in the draw for Glasgow - and London - are Japan, who won through the tough 12-team qualifier competition in Hong Kong to win promotion as a core team on next season's HSBC Sevens World Series 2014/15.

As the Hong Kong champions, New Zealand will start in Pool A in Glasgow and face a mouth-watering tie with closest Series rivals South Africa, as well as Samoa and Portugal.

As the Hong Kong runners-up England head Pool B and will play matches on day one in Glasgow against Canada, France and newly-promoted Japan.

Fiji face Wales, Argentina and Kenya in Pool C and Australia will face USA, tournament hosts Scotland and Spain in Pool D.

The full match schedule will be released in due course.