After New Zealand defeated them in the semi-final with a try in the last minute, they were off to the bronze medal match against the side they lost to yesterday.

"They slowed the game down and played to their strengths when we want to try speed the game up so the game fell into their favour," said coach John Manenti.

"When we got a bit of flow in our game we pulled away towards the end but I would've liked to do it a little earlier."

The game started in a flurry as Spain's Ingrid Algar was able to free herself before dummying Alicia Quirk to score before the conversion didn't count as it was outside the 30-second limit.

Australia responded almost immediately as Evania Pelite scored. 

The team stayed composed despite the tight scoreline as Shannon Parry absorbs the contact and finds Emma Tonegato on the switch. 

Emilee Cherry claims her 10th try of the series which all but sealed the bronze medal for Australia while Cherry extended her all-time leading tries to 121 tries. 

Despite winning the bronze, Australia still remains top of the Sevens World Series ladder with two legs left.