As it turned out that was Australia's final score in the match even though they started the second half with a one-man advantage.
Australia secured third spot at the New Zealand rugby sevens in Hamilton with a last-ditch penalty goal as Fiji fought back to win the title from South Africa.
Meanwhile, New Zealand Rugby is investing the prospect of staging a four-team women's invitational tournament alongside the men's event in Hamilton next year. "It's a great size for sevens and the organizers seem to have gone out of their way to make the players happy; they're all reporting back that it's a brilliant tournament", said Gosper.
New Zealand were denied in the bronze medal match, after they were edged 8-7 by rivals Australia.
THERE was heart-break for the Blitzboks in Hamilton yesterday when they seemed to have the final against Fiji won only to succumb in the second half but the good news is that the South Africans are top of the World Series.
FMG Stadium Waikato hosted the New Zealand Sevens for the first time this weekend, 3 and 4 February, with a festival atmosphere at the venue and a busy central city marking a successful entry into the global rugby series.
SPORT New Zealand's Joe Ravouvou is consoled by Fiji's Eroni Sau
"Over the past few years we have held several major global sporting fixtures, and successfully delivering our HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament this weekend has enhanced our reputation as a "can do" city when it comes to these big events", Mayor King says.
The Manu Samoa Sevens has crashed out of the Hamilton Sevens Cup finals after losing to Fiji, 12-10, in a thrilling quarterfinal that went down to the wire.
"We had to believe in that and we got momentum in the tackle and in the contact areas".
It was sweet revenge for Samoa, who had lost 19-14 to Kenya in their Group D encounter on Saturday.
Fiji scored a last second try to seal the match.
England beat Russian Federation 47-0 and Papua New Guinea 27-0 before falling to South Africa in the pool decider.