Aussie 7s Women take Bronze Medal and Fiji win their first Sevens Rugby title on a weekend of extreme weather

The inspirational Australian Women fought back from the heartbreak of finals elimination to take the Bronze Medal at the Sydney 7s Bankwest Stadium Sunday night.

The Australians beat France 12-10 in the Bronze Medal match as New Zealand took the #Sydney7s women’s title after the tournament finals were delayed for 30 minutes after a violent storm lashed Western Sydney after two days of soaring temperatures.

After going through their pool matches undefeated, Australia’s reigning Olympic champions showed they will again be a highly competitive team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics from 24 July to 9 August.

In the men’s final, Fiji won the Gold Medal by beating South Africa in the Final 12-10, cheered on by thousands of boisterous Fijian fans in the stands.

Australia finished 6th in the men’s competition.

In total, there were 60 games played between the 18 competing nations over two days as rugby fans dug deep and braved the hottest weekend ever experienced on the World 7s rugby series.

A crowd of 34,212 lapped up the colour and energy of the event with the Sydney 7s Festival in the stadium precinct a major hit.