Australia upset reigning world sevens champions Samoa 34-12 to claim their first ever Oceania Sevens Championship in Darwin on Saturday.
It was the first time the hosts had beaten Samoa this year and coach Michael O'Connor says it was a great feeling to get the monkey off their back, especially with the Commonwealth Games looming.
Samoan coach Stephen Betham says while it was disappointing to lose, he had a number of new players in his side and he's confident the tournament has provided them with good preparation for Delhi.
In the third place playoff Tonga scored a try on fulltime to beat Papua New Guinea 12-7.
The victory qualifies Tonga for next year's Hong Kong Sevens, as well as the Wellington and Adelaide Legs of the World Series.