29 Jun 2016

Sport: Fiji discover Olympic sevens opponents

12:23 pm on 29 June 2016

The Fiji Olympic sevens teams have discovered their pool opponents at the Rio Games, which kick off in just over five weeks time.

The Fiji men's team are top seeds in Brazil after winning back to back World Series titles.

Ben Ryan's side have been drawn in Pool A alongside the USA, Argentina and hosts Brazil.

Pool B features South Africa, Australia, France and Spain, while in Pool C New Zealand will play Great Britain, Kenya and Japan.

Fiji celebrate back to back World Series titles.

Fiji celebrate back to back World Series titles. Photo: World Rugby / Martin Series Lima

The Fijiana are seeded seventh in the women's competition.

Chris Cracknell's side are also in Pool A, alongside top seeds Australia, the United States and Colombia.

Australia and Fiji huddle before their clash at the Clermont-Ferrand Sevens.

Fiji and Australia's women's teams have been drawn together at the Rio Olympics Photo: World Rugby

Repechage winners Spain, who beat Russia on Monday in Dublin to seal the final Olympic berth, have been drawn in Pool B alongside New Zealand, France and Kenya while in Pool C Canada and Great Britain will go up against home favourites Brazil and Japan.

In both competitions, the top two teams from each pool, plus the two best third-placed sides, progress to the quarter-finals.