Sevens: ‘Pool of Death’ Showdown For Aussies On the Gold Coast

by Brendan Bradford - Australia will be made to work for whatever success they achieve at the Gold Coast Sevens this weekend. Kicking off the opening tournament of the 2013/14 IRB World Series campaign against Scotland today, the Aussies will then face Argentina and Samoa later in the afternoon for the right to contest the Cup on the second day of the tournament. Samoa finished the 2012/13 series in fourth place, while Australia finished eighth, Argentina tenth and Scotland 13th, but captain Ed Jenkins says the rapidly rising quality of competition means every tournament is a challenge. “They say that at every tournament we come across these days, there’s no easy pools,” he said. “Samoa finished above us last year and with Argentina, there’s two tough games right there and in saying that, Scotland can turn it on any time they want. There’s
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