September 23, 2021
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Edmonton 7s pool drawn

The Edmonton 7s pool draws are out with hosts Canada drawn in Pool A with South Africa, Hong Kong and Mexico which kicks off on Sunday.

The Canadian men are coming off a sixth-place finish Sunday in Vancouver where South Africa won as the HSBC World Rugby Seven Series returned after a lengthy pandemic-prompted hiatus.

Pool B features Kenya, the U.S., Spain and Chile while Pool C is made up of Britain, Ireland, Germany and Jamaica.

The Edmonton event, which also features a four-team women's competition, will serve as a truncated 2021 World Series season.

Only seven of the men's core teams are taking part in the Canadian events with New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, Argentina, Japan, France and Samoa among those missing due to pandemic-related travel restrictions.

Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Jamaica and Mexico are invited teams. The Mexican men's and women's sides were late additions after France withdrew due to travel issues.

The women's competition features just four teams: Canada, Britain, the U.S. and Mexico. 

The "Fast Four" competition format sees the teams play each other before the top two decide the gold and the other two meet for third.

By Romeka Romena

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