UPDATE: Australia thump Blitzboks in Sydney Sevens final

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Ben O'Donnell of Australia (back) passes the ball as he is tackled by Rosko Specman of South Africa in the final during day three of the Sydney World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in Sydney on January 28, 2018.

Ben O'Donnell of Australia (back) passes the ball as he is tackled by Rosko Specman of South Africa in the final during day three of the Sydney World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in Sydney on January 28, 2018.

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Ben O'Donnell of Australia (back) passes the ball as he is tackled by Rosko Specman of South Africa in the final during day three of the Sydney World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in Sydney on January 28, 2018.

Ben O'Donnell of Australia (back) passes the ball as he is tackled by Rosko Specman of South Africa in the final during day three of the Sydney World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in Sydney on January 28, 2018.

• Editor&39;s note: This article is updated each time new information becomes available.

SYDNEY - World Sevens champions South Africa were whitewashed 29-0 by hosts Australia in the HSBC Sydney Sevens final on Sunday.

Australia last won a Sevens title on home soil 16 years ago.

READ: Blitzboks reach Sydney final

The win also rounded off a great weekend for Australian sevens rugby after they also lifted the women&39;s title on home soil.

South Africa&39;s defence was uncharacteristically weak and was at the heart of their defeat after missing several first-time tackles.