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Dubai 7s fixtures
By Eric Njiru | Thu 05 Dec, 2019 10:19

2020 HSBC World Sevens Series will kick-off on Thursday Dec 5, 2019 as 16 sides converge in UAE for the opening round, Dubai 7s, to be played till Saturday Dec 7.

The 2020 season will lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic 7s where Kenya 7s will be one of the sides making a return after debuting in Rio 2016.

Kenya is pooled alongside South Africa, England and Spain.

Kenya, coached by New Zealander Paul Feeney, are up against South Africa on Thursday at 6.54pm with their second match set for Friday 12.26pm against England 7s.

Kenya’s last pool match will be against Spain at 6.32pm on Friday before heading to knock-outs on Saturday.

After winning the qualifier event in Hong Kong this year, Ireland earned promotion to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and will kick off their campaign as a core team against 2019 series runners-up, USA.

Dubai 7s pooling:
Pool A: Fiji, France, Argentina, Japan 
Pool B: USA, Australia, Scotland, Ireland 
Pool C: New Zealand, Samoa, Canada, Wales 
Pool D: South Africa, England, Spain, Kenya

FIXTURES(Kenyan Time)
Thursday Dec 5, 2019
Samoa vs Canada 4.06pm
New Zealand vs Wales 4.28pm
Australia vs Scotland 4.50pm
USA vs Ireland 5.12pm
France vs Argentina 5.40pm
Fiji vs Japan 6.02pm
England vs Spain 6.32pm
South Africa vs Kenya 6.54pm

Friday Dec 6, 2019
Samoa vs Wales 10.14am
New Zealand vs Canada 10.36am
Australia vs Ireland 10.58am
USA vs Scotland 11.20am
France vs Japan 11.42am
Fiji vs Argentina 12.04pm
England vs Kenya 12.26pm
South Africa vs Spain 12.48pm
Canada vs Wales 4.06pm
New Zealand vs Samoa 4.28pm
Scotland vs Ireland 4.50pm
USA vs Australia 5.12pm
Argentina vs Japan 5.40pm
Fiji vs France 6.02pm
Spain vs Kenya 6.32pm
South Africa vs England 6.54pm

Saturday Dec 7, 2019
Cup quarters 10.14am
15th Place play-off 12.30pm
13th Place play-off 12.52pm
Cup semis 2pm Cup final 6.02pm

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