January 23, 2014 (ISN) – The final squads of 12 have been declared by the 16 international coaches ahead of the USA Sevens in Las Vegas, round four of the HSBC Sevens World Series to be played across three days on 24-26 January.
Key men return for the defending champion Blitzbokke in Seabelo Senatla and Stephan Dippenaar, while Kenya welcome back Humphrey Kayange and England have Mike Ellery fit again.
On the other side of the spectrum Series leaders New Zealand are missing Tomasi Cama, while Adam Thomas is a late withdrawal for the Welsh side having been named in Gareth Williams’ preliminary squad of 12.
Australia’s captain Ed Jenkins injured himself shortly before leaving their shores, but Michael O’Connor welcomes back Cameron Clark, Allan Fa’alava’au and Peter Schuster.
Here we summarise the key players either included or missing from across the 16 teams.
Pool A – South Africa, Kenya, Wales, Canada
Ins: Seabelo Senatla, Stephan Dippenaar (RSA), Humphrey Kayange, Oscar Ouma, Billy Odhiambo and Dennis Ombachi (KEN), Iolo Evans (WAL), Conor Trainor (CAN)
Outs: Jamba Ulengo (RSA), Andrew Amonde (KEN), Lee Williams, Chris Knight, Adam Thomas (WAL), Nathan Hirayama, Sean Duke, Ciaran Hearn (CAN)
Pool B – New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, Scotland
Ins: Waisake Naholo and David Raikuna (NZL), Levani Botia (FJI), Cameron Clark, Allan Fa’alava’au and Peter Schuster (AUS), Struan Dewar, James Johnstone, Russell Weir (SCO)
Outs: Tomasi Cama, Joe Webber, Sherwin Stowers (NZL), Ed Jenkins, Sean McMahon, Luke Morahan, James Stannard (AUS), Mark Robertson, Andrew Turnbull, Joe Nayacavou, Mark Bennett and Jack Ferguson (SCO)
Pool C – Samoa, Portugal, England, Uruguay
Ins: Tom Iosefo (SAM), Mike Ellery, Chris Cracknell, Christian Lewis-Pratt (ENG)
Outs: Misioka Timoteo (SAM), Pedro Leal and Frederico Oliveira (POR), John Brake, Sam Edgerley, Mat Turner (ENG)
Pool D – Argentina, France, USA, Spain
Ins: Lucas Maguire, Augusto Lopez Salashe, Aníbal Panceyra Garrido (ARG), Danny Barrett, Shalom Suniula and Ryan Matyas (USA), Juan Carrion (ESP)
Outs: Ramiro Moyano, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Lucas Alcacer, Axel Muller and Matias Moroni, Martín Chiappesoni (ARG), Vincent Deniau, Jean-Baptiste Gobelet, Terry Bourahoua (FRA), Miles Craigwell (USA), Pablo Feijoo, Ignacio Martin (ESP)