This weekend we are in Tokyo for the Japan leg of the IRB HSBC Sevens World Series 2012/13.
Here are the pools and day one fixtures.
Our selections to progress to the quarter-finals of the main competition are, from pool A Fiji and South Africa, pool B Wales and Kenya, Pool C New Zealand and Canada whilst last but not least in pool D probably the toughest to call we will go for Samoa and England.
You may well ask why England but the way they finished in Hong Kong leads us to think they will bring their A game to Tokyo. South Africa cannot be bad for two tournaments though they will have it tough against Portugal and Spain both who punch above their weight. Wales Kenya and Scotland will also be tight but we reckon Kenya will continue to improve and Wales be just to strong for Scotland. USA making up the numbers. New Zealand should have the simplest route, the battle will be between France and Canada and we are going for the improving Canadians. The toughest pool is pool D and Argentina and Australia could cause problems. But we will stick with England and Samoa doing enough to progress.
Fiji, Portugal, South Africa and Spain.
Wales, Kenya, USA and Scotland.
New Zealand, Japan, Canada and France.
Australia, Samoa, England and Argentina.
As usual our predictions will be in bold:
Fixtures Pool Games 30 March
All Times Local
01. 30 Mar 10:00 Australia v England Pool D
02. 30 Mar 10:22 Samoa v Argentina Pool D
03. 30 Mar 10:44 Fiji v South Africa Pool A
04. 30 Mar 11:06 Portugal v Spain Pool A
05. 30 Mar 11:28 Wales v United States Pool B
06. 30 Mar 11:50 Kenya v Scotland Pool B
07. 30 Mar 12:12 New Zealand v France Pool C
08. 30 Mar 12:34 Canada v Japan Pool C
09. 30 Mar 14:07 Australia v Argentina Pool D
10. 30 Mar 14:29 Samoa v England Pool D
11. 30 Mar 14:51 Fiji v Spain Pool A
12. 30 Mar 15:13 Portugal v South Africa Pool A
13. 30 Mar 15:35 Wales v Scotland Pool B
14. 30 Mar 15:57 Kenya v United States Pool B
15. 30 Mar 16:19 New Zealand v Japan Pool C
16. 30 Mar 16:41 Canada v France Pool C
17. 30 Mar 17:13 England v Argentina Pool D
18. 30 Mar 17:35 Australia v Samoa Pool D
19. 30 Mar 17:57 South Africa v Spain Pool A
20. 30 Mar 18:19 Fiji v Portugal Pool A
21. 30 Mar 18:41 United States v Scotland Pool B
22. 30 Mar 19:03 Wales v Kenya Pool B
23. 30 Mar 19:25 France v Japan Pool C
24. 30 Mar 19:47 New Zealand v Canada Pool C
UK watch on SkySports 06:00 Saturday