Tokyo Olympics: Black Ferns sevens seal Oceania title, All Blacks sevens halted by Fiji

New Zealand's sides have endured a mixed day at the Oceania Sevens tournament in Townsville, their final pre-Olympic Games hit-outs.

New Zealand's women's side, the Black Ferns sevens, sealed their Oceania crown with two victories, defeating both Fiji and Australia - the reigning Olympic gold medallists.

The Black Ferns sevens beat Fiji 27-12, having led 22-0 at halftime. New Zealand sealed a comfortable 26-5 win over Australia.

The only real blemish came in the shape of Ruby Tui having to prematurely leave the field with a cut to the head against Fiji, albeit to return against Australia - her wound covered in black tape.

To her credit, Tui only left the field to receive treatment after the referee intervened, and sent her off to seek medical attention.

Michaela Blyde was the standout for the Black Ferns sevens across the tournament, finishing with nine tries.

Elsewhere, New Zealand's men - the All Blacks sevens - couldn't replicate the success of the Black Ferns sevens, falling to defeat and surrendering the Oceania title to reigning Olympic champions Fiji.

After a 17-5 victory over Australia in their first match of the day, the All Blacks sevens quickly fell behind against Fiji - who hadn't played in nearly 15 months after COVID-19 wiped out the World Sevens Series.

Fiji raced out to a 17-0 lead at the break of the final match, and despite Kurt Baker scoring to put New Zealand on the scoreboard, the Olympic champions were relatively untroubled as they sealed the title.

New Zealand's sevens teams will remain in Australia to finalise their preparations for the Tokyo Olympics over the coming weeks.