Fiji took out the final with a sparkling 26-12 win over New Zealand to claim honours in the first leg of the Sevens world series.

The Fijians showed their trademark flair to score from all parts of the field, thrilling the 16,661-strong crowd with their famous brand of fearless running rugby.

The win was sweet revenge for the side, who had lost to New Zealand on the opening day of the tournament.

After nullifying an early New Zealand raid, Fiji shot to a 7-0 lead when Setefano Cakau sold a dummy and raced 80m to score.


New Zealand's reply was swift with player of the tournament Tomasi Cama crossing out wide to cut the margin to two before his second try two minutes later put them 12-7 in front at the break.

However, Joeli Lutumailagi crossed to level the scores and when Emosi Vucago and Livai Ikanikoda scored in quick succession, Fiji had skipped away to a match-winning 26-12 lead.

Organisers were pleased with the success of the tournament, which was hosted on the Gold Coast for the first time after five years in Adelaide.