Fiji claimed the lads’s title and Australia received the ladies’s as New Zealand’s dominance within the Rugby World Cup Sevens was resulted in South Africa.
Tenika Willison missed a last-minute conversion as Australia beat New Zealand 24-22 to attract degree with their opponents with a second world title.
Fiji had been out of sight by half-time within the males’s closing, constructing a 24-5 lead.
Akuila Rokolisoa hit again for New Zealand after the break however Pilipo Bukayaro sealed victory late on.
Victory for Olympic champions Fiji at South Africa 2022 is their first in 17 years however they transfer degree with New Zealand, who received the final two tournaments, on three world titles total.
The win represented a welcome change in fortune from the frustration of shedding the Commonwealth Video games closing to South Africa in July.
“It was an enormous efficiency, the boys have been unbelievable the entire weekend,” Fiji’s English coach Ben Gollings stated.
“Everybody is aware of us for an attacking sport, however the important thing for us can be to cease the tries in opposition to us. Yesterday and right now had been enormous defensive performances, the gamers have run themselves into the bottom.
“We knew we let ourselves down within the Commonwealth Video games closing and we focused this one.”
Eire took bronze within the males’s match with a 19-14 win in opposition to Australia to equal their greatest end on the match.
“We spoke in regards to the 2009 squad right now and doing it for them and for everyone again dwelling,” Australia’s Charlotte Caslick stated. “What we now have achieved this yr is fairly superior.”
England – who had been runners-up within the final two males’s tournaments – completed ninth, whereas Wales had been fifteenth and Scotland sixteenth.
Like their male counterparts, New Zealand ladies failed of their bid to win a 3rd successive World Cup.
France took bronze after Eire beat England 26-10 within the seventh/eighth place play-off.