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The Springbok Women's Sevens team has been drawn to face France, China and Mexico in their pool matches at the IRB Women's World Sevens Qualifier in Hong Kong next month, the International Rugby Board announced on Tuesday.
The Springbok Women began finalising their preparations for next month's IRB Women's Rugby World Cup on Monday as the squad assembled in Cape Town for their World Cup holding camp.
Springbok Sevens captain Kyle Brown was one of four players nominated for the coveted 2014 IRB Sevens Player of the Year Award on Wednesday. Brown is joined on the shortlist by Tim Mikkelson (New Zealand), Tom Mitchell (England) and Samisoni Viriviri (Fiji).
South Africa will face Wales, France and Australia at the 2014 IRB Women's Rugby World Cup in France after being named in Pool C at the official draw in Paris on Wednesday.
Paul Dobson, who has devoted his life to rugby not just as a referee but also as a schools coach and writer, has been presented with the IRB Referee Award for Distinguished Service 2012.
Cecil Afrika was named world Sevens Player of the Year at the IRB Rugby Awards in Auckland on Monday. Four other South Africans - the late Kitch Christie, Francois Pienaar, Jake White and John Smit - were elected to the IRB Hall of Fame.
South Africa's Sevens rugby team claimed the Plate title at the Edinburgh Sevens on Sunday, defeating Scotland 14-5, to finish second in the IRB Sevens Series standings behind the runaway winners, New Zealand.