The bronze medals were won by England in both the Women's and Men's competitions with the Women beating Canada 24-19 and the Men edging current HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series leaders South Africa 21-14.
With only the pool winners to progress to the knockout stages and remain in contention for a medal there was no room for complacency with every match a must-win encounter.
Brazier's 60-metre dash in extra time to complete a 17-12 win over the Rio Olympics champions Australia had silenced a boisterous local crowd at Robina Stadium on Sunday, so they switched their support to Fiji for the men's decider.
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The All Black sevens were the first to score with Etene Nanai-Seturo stepping his way over for the opening try. In a thrilling extra stanza, New Zealand secured the victory when Kelly Brazier scored a 80m try. With four tries on the board by half-time, England continued to pile the pressure on their neighbours in the second half with Emily Scott and a brace from Amy Wilson-Hardy but then faced a nervous wait to see if it would be enough for a semi-final spot. "Obviously Canada are a great team".
The ball bounced back off the post but fell fortuitously into Kurt Baker's hands, who booted the ball into touch to seal the gold medal for New Zealand.
Under the pump throughout the first half, Australia conceded a penalty with less than a minute until halftime, with the Kiwis taking a quick tap and scoring on the left through Michaela Blyde.
As she sat in the sin-bin Australia cleared their lines and worked the ball wide to Green and, while the Fijian-born flyer failed to round the defence as she had against England on day one, the crowd were soon raising the roof after Caslick broke free and raced away to score the winning try.