Early World Sevens Series dates confirmed
September 20, 2000

Durban and Dubai have been confirmed as the first two venues for this season's World Sevens Series.

The Series proved a tremendous success last season with Eric Rush's All Black side eventually pipping Fiji to the crown after the last competition in Paris.

The first round of the 2000-01 competition will take place in Durban, South Africa on November 18-19. The host venue for the first leg has been moved from the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch to the ABSA Stadium, King's Park, in Durban, where 16 nations will compete for the title.

The confirmed participants are South Africa, New Zealand, Fiji, Wales, Australia, Canada, Samoa, England, France, Georgia, Morocco, Ireland, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Argentina and Namibia.

The next stop on the globetrotting Series will be Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on November 23-24. Here the competing nations will be the Arabian Gulf, South Africa, New Zealand, Fiji, Wales, Australia, Canada, Samoa, England, France, Georgia, Morocco, Ireland, Kenya, Argentina and Scotland.

The World Sevens Series will act as a perfect warm-up for those countries who have qualified for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Mar del Plate, Argentina on January 26-28.

So far the following team have qualified for the World Cup Sevens:

Argentina (hosts), Australia, England, Fiji, France, Korea, New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa (all seeded), Japan, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Canada, Chile, USA, Wales, Georgia, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Portugal, Russia and Spain.

The Oceania qualifying takes place on September 22-23

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