3 May 2014

Sport: Fiji 7s confident, Samoa draw 'pool of death' in Glasgow

9:26 am on 3 May 2014

Fiji coach Ben Ryan says his squad for this weekend's Glasgow Sevens is the strongest he's selected this season.

With two legs remaining, Ryan has already accepted his side's title chances are over for this season, with 24 points between them and World Series leaders New Zealand.

Fiji open the tournament against Argentina and have also been drawn alongside Kenya and Wales in Pool C this weekend.

Ben Ryan says all three teams are physical and like to get stuck in.

"Very competitive at the breakdown all three sides, have good set-piece options, are a threat and have all hit the Cup this season so I'm not expecting anything other than some tough games but we're pretty confident on how we're playing - they're fit, they've got more understanding now and we've got some momentum as well so they're in a good place. This is the strongest team that I've picked all season probably - strongest across the board - so there's lots to be very positive and excited about."

Meanwhile Samoa have been drawn in the so-called pool of death, alongside the All Blacks Sevens, South Africa and Portugal.

Coach Viliamu Punivalu has named Levi Asifaamatala as captain for the Glasgow and London tournaments.