Scotland have been seeded above England in Pool B of the South Africa Sevens in Port Elizabeth this weekend, the third round of this season's HSBC World Series.
The Scots finished ahead of England in Dubai and reached the semi-final of the Bowl, whereas England dropped to the fourth-tier Shield competition.
The two sides are drawn in the same group as New Zealand, who finished as runners-up to Samoa in Dubai, and Fiji, a side beaten unexpectedly by Wales in the Plate semi-final. Those two nations, however, occupy the top positions in the World Series after two rounds, Fiji beating New Zealand in the final in Australia.
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The Scots, who have called up Russell Weir to replace scrum-half Alex Glashan, face New Zealand in the opening tie in South Africa on Saturday.