Paul John's Wales side kick off their campaign against big hitting Samoa in the third game of the tournament before taking on the rapidly improving Kenya and Portugal later in the day.
After finishing the 2007/08 season in second place behind champions New Zealand, hosts South Africa are named second seeds and top pool B, where they face a tough set of matches on day one. SANZAR rivals Australia are sure to provide a stern test under new coach Michael O'Connor, the USA will be out to repeat their Cup quarter final appearance of last season and European side Georgia also have much Sevens experience.
Defending George champions New Zealand again top the seeds and lead the charge from Pool A, where they face unpredictable opposition in England and France as well as Africa 3, the third-placed African qualifier for next year's Sevens World Cup, to be decided in Tunisia in early November.
Fiji top Pool C and face Argentina, Scotland and Africa 2, while fourth seeds Samoa lead an ultra competitive Pool D featuring Kenya, Wales and Portugal.
"The George field this year is sure to be hyper-competitive as the sides hone in on the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai next March," said IRB Tournaments Director Beth Coalter.
"All twelve core teams are capable of beating each other and the two African sides yet to be named will no doubt be battle-hardened and Sevens sharp after their World Cup qualifiers in Tunisia.
"George is always an interesting Tournament as the team who won the weekend before in Dubai is keen to establish a strong start to the new Series ahead of New Zealand and San Diego in February. The World Cup will just increase that desire for momentum," added Coalter.
New Zealand, England, France, CAR3
South Africa, Australia, USA, Georgia.
Fiji, Argentina, Scotland, CAR2.
Samoa, Kenya, Wales, Portugal.