Reigning women's World Cup champions England will be at full strength for the inaugural Hong Kong Invitation Women's Rugby Sevens at the Aberdeen Stadium on March 15-16. Led by their No 8 Gill Burns, England have drawn upon their skill in the 15-a-side game to put together their first official sevens team and have included a strong side who have a total of 130 caps. 'All the players in their squad are capped and I expect them to be one of the strongest sides in the tournament,' said Maria Allan, chairman of the Women's Sevens organising committee. It was the luck of the draw which saw the pre-tournament favourites England and the United States placed in separate pools for the two-day event which is backed by Jardine Fleming Unit Trusts. England won the last 15-a-side World Cup in 1994, beating the US - the winners of the inaugural tournament in 1993 - in the final. 'It's a relief that they are placed in different pools,' said Allan. 'However, there are other sides who can surprise like New Zealand and especially Fiji who are the unknown entities.' As this is the first tournament and there was no previous form to go by, the 12 teams including Hong Kong were numbered in alphabetical order and then drawn into two pools. On the first day the teams will play a round robin format. The top two teams from each pool will advance into the Cup semi-finals, the third and fourth teams will move on to the Plate while the bottom two sides will be relegated to the Bowl. DRAW Pool A: Japan, Holland, Australia, England, Canada, New Zealand. Pool B: Fiji, Singapore, USA, Scotland, Arabian Gulf, Hong Kong.