Alena Saili was among the scorers as New Zealand came back to beat Australia in Toulouse ©Getty Images

New Zealand came from behind to defeat Australia at the women’s World Rugby Sevens Series in Toulouse as Fiji were crowned men’s champions with victory over Ireland.

Australia were on course to win a fourth title of the season as they led 14-7 at half-time thanks to converted tries from Demi Hayes and Faith Nathan before New Zealand pulled off a superb fightback at the Stade Ernest-Wallon in the French city.

Alena Saili and Kelly Brazier crossed the whitewash as Risi Pouri-Lane added to her converted try with two more successful kicks to secure a 21-14 victory for New Zealand.

Fiji stormed to a 26-10 triumph against Ireland to take bronze with Alowsi Nakoci bagging a brace along with tries from Raijieli Daveua and Sesenieli Donu.

Tevita Dagunu scored inside the opening minute as Fiji overcame Ireland 29-17 to win their second men’s title of the season.

After Dagunu’s opener, Napolioni Bolaca, Josua Vakurunabili, Elia Canakaivata and Kaminieli Rasaku struck to complete the victory.

Jordan Conroy scored twice and Terry Kennedy crossed for the other as Ireland pushed Fiji hard only to fall short.

Tries from Paulin Riva, Jordan Sepho and Jonathan Laugel helped France beat Samoa 17-12 to clinch bronze in front of their home crown.