Rugby Sevens: Black Ferns, All Blacks Sevens ease into finals of World Series at Sydney

Black Ferns Sevens and All Blacks Sevens have both punched their tickets to their respective finals at the Australian leg of the World Series on Sunday.

The Kiwi women made light work of Ireland in a 41-0 drubbing, setting the stage for the men to brush past France by 36-5.

Stung by the withdrawal of try-scoring machine Michaela Blyde due to a hamstring injury, Shiray Kaka picked up the slack with a hat-trick of tries in a dominant display by the Olympic champions.

Skipper Sarah Hirini opened the NZ account, showing great strength to shrug off her defender and go almost 60m to give her side an early lead.

Sione Molia of New Zealand tries to break trough the French defence.
Sione Molia of New Zealand tries to break trough the French defence. Photo credit: Getty Images

They doubled that advantage just a minute later, as Stacey Fluhler carved her way through a slew of defenders to dot down out wide.

Shiray Kaka cashed in on an error forced by Hirini right on the NZ line, going 90m to send the Ferns into halftime with an imposing 17-0 lead.

Jazmin Felix-Hotham crossed to give the Kiwi women the ideal start to the second half. Hirini then completed her brace and Kaka run in her third to round out a one-sided contest.

They'll face France in the final at 9:56pm, Sunday.

The Black Ferns' male counterparts were almost as comprehensive in their knockout clash with the French.

Akuila Rokolisoa and Leroy Carter each ran scored first-half try doubles to give the men in black a daunting 26-0 halftime lead.

That trend continued in the second stanza, as Rokolosia completed his hat-trick and Payton Spencer continued his impressive debut tournament with another try to send New Zealand into their third successive final.

They'll face South Africa in the final at 10:26pm, when they'll have a chance to avenge their 17-14 loss during pool play.