World Sevens qualification up for

The last two spots in the draw for this weekend's rugby league World Sevens go on the line when the qualifying tournament gets underway this afternoon at St Mary's.

The New Zealand Maori meet Newtown in the first match of the event, to be held at Western Weekender Stadium in Sydney's west.

The winner will join Pool A with Parramatta, Cronulla and Super League club Widnes, while the runner-up goes into Pool E with Newcastle, the Warriors and Manly.