Tough pool for Manu Samoa 7s

By Shalveen Chand 11 January 2024, 5:46PM

Manu Samoa sevens have been drawn in Pool C of the Perth leg of the HSBC SVNS 2024 with Fiji, New Zealand France. This has been dubbed as the toughest pool of the tournament.

Argentina will meet Dubai champions South Africa in pool A alongside Canada and Spain. Australia are drawn in a competitive looking pool B with Ireland, Great Britain and USA.

The men’s SVNS title race is wide open with Argentina the current standings leaders after claiming gold in Cape Town and silver in Dubai, however South Africa, Fiji, New Zealand, Ireland and hosts Australia all sit within six points of each other.

The new-look SVNS competition format means there will be more excitement and jeopardy on the field than ever before and fans can look forward to a feast of entertainment on and off the pitch.

Australian Men's Head Coach, John Manenti said: "The men's competition is tough, there are no soft games. Ireland have been consistently finishing in the top four, Great Britian gets better the more they play together, and the USA have a host of superstars, including Perry Baker returning for Perth. We can't wait to get to the West and continue to build towards the Olympics".

Tourism Western Australia Managing Director Carolyn Turnbull said: “The results of today’s draw will drive further excitement for the incredible HSBC SVNS event, which we cannot wait to welcome to Perth this month and again in 2025.

 “Western Australia is proud to be the only Australian host city for this spectacular global rugby tournament in 2024 and 2025, and we look forward to welcoming interstate and international visitors to Perth to attend the event and explore the incredible hospitality and tourism experiences all regions of our dreamlike state have to offer.

 “The HSBC SVNS will be broadcast around the world in many of Western Australia’s key visitor markets, like New Zealand, China, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States, and hosting the tournament will elevate our state on a truly global stage, as the fastest-growing events destination in South East Asia.”

Along with epic rugby sevens action featuring the best 12 men’s and women’s teams in the world, fantastic food offerings and interactive activities, HSBC SVNS has thrown in a blockbuster lineup of entertainment with over 20 artists bringing the vibes for a weekend to remember in Perth.

Perth 7s will be played from 26-28 January.

By Shalveen Chand 11 January 2024, 5:46PM
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