There were mixed fortunes for the Oceania teams at the Paris Sevens as South Africa ensured they are the 2016-17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions.
The Blizboks beat Scotland 15-5 in a tense final at the Stade Jean Bouin on Sunday evening, but had earlier wrapped up the series after they beat New Zealand in the Cup semi-finals and England's earlier loss to Scotland at the same stage meant that they could not overtake the South Africans. Fiji, second in the standings before the tournament, exited at the quarter-final stage.
A remarkable season saw South Africa appear in eight of the nine finals to date, as they clinched the title for the first time since 2009.
Coach Neil Powell was relieved to finally secure the series: "It's been an incredible season so far. We wanted to finish strongly in this tournament and in London next week. This is for all the people in the system, not just the players, but the management back at home as well, for really working hard to make it happen.
"Everytime we put our jerseys on our backs we play for South Africa, for our family and our people back home that support us. It's special for us. We want to say thanks to them for supporting us all year."
Elsewhere, New Zealand claimed bronze in Paris after beating England 12-5 while Argentina won the Challenge Trophy after they beat Australia, 33-12. After topping Pool D ahead of Fiji and Australia after the first day Samoa lost its quarter-final to South Africa before losing to USA in the 5th place play-off.
The final tournament of the season takes place in London 20-21 May.
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Oceania Team results
Pool A: New Zealand 26 Wales 7 New Zealand 21 Argentina 14 New Zealand 27 USA 14
Fiji 54 Russia 0 Fiji 31 Australia 14 Fiji 17 Samoa 19 Samoa 19 Russia 19 Samoa 21 Australia 14 Australia 19 Russia 12
Trophy QF: Australia 28 Japan 19 Trophy SF: Australia 14 Wales 12 Trophy Final: Argentina 33 Australia 12
Cup QF: Scotland 24 Fiji 0, South Africa 12 Samoa 0, New Zealand 14 France 0
5th Place SF: USA 24 Fiji 14, Samoa 21 France 19 5th Place Play-off: USA 24 Samoa 19
Cup SF: South Africa 26 New Zealand 5
Bronze Final: New Zealand 12 England 5