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The Olympic 7s year kicks off with the third leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series in Wellington, New Zealand this weekend.
So far the series delivered some great surprises with eight different teams qualified for the semi-finals and Fiji and South Africa both won the Cup tournaments in Dubai and Cape Town respectively.
So this weekend fans around the globe will tune in to follow the next round on the #roadtorio.
Where and When?
The third round of the HSBC Sevens Series takes place at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington (capacity 34,500) on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st of January.
The matches kick-off at 11:30am local time (02:30am UK time) and the last matches are scheduled for 20:30pm (11:30am UK time) on both days.
See the full fixture list here.
Where can I see it?
Who’s the favourite?
Hard to tell - The first two rounds proved that the series is more even than ever. However, with the All Blacks winning on home soil three times in the last four years they are the favourites.
One to watch
Since New Zealand’s coach Gordon Tietjens has decided to select Sonny Bill Williams for Wellington, the rugby world can’t wait to see the World Cup winner on a 7s pitch. However, with securing titles in Union, League and Boxing does anyone really think he will struggle?
Currently Fiji and South Africa are in the lead with 35 points each, followed by the USA with 29 points. The Americans showed some outstanding performances during the first two tournaments. England are in fifth position just three points behind fourth placed Argentina. See the full standing here.