Palais will face France, Australia and Spain while the PNG Pukpuks are pooled against South Africa, England and Spain.
The full match schedules for both the men's and women's HSBC Sydney Sevens 2018 have been released with 28 teams set to compete across three action-packed days on 26-28 January.
Fans will be treated to 79 matches as the Allianz Stadium plays host to Sydney's biggest festival of rugby across Australia Day weekend.
In the women's 12-team tournament, Dubai champions and hosts, Australia, will begin the second leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series with matches against France, Spain and PNG in Pool A on day one.
In the men's 16-team tournament, reigning Sydney champions South Africa play England, Spain and the PNG Pukpuks in Pool C. Canada, USA, Australia and Scotland complete Pool D.
PNG Pukpuks 7s are down to the business end of things and Coach Douglas Guise has his team working extra hard at training.
The tournament will be live streamed on worldrugby.org/sevens-series and Facebook.com/worldrugby7s.
Follow all the action on social media using #Sydney7s.
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