Kelly Brazier walked off pitch one in Dubai with the HSBC Player of the Final trophy and a massive smile on her face.

The New Zealand playmaker was instrumental in her side beating Australia in the gold medal match on Friday in Dubai, exacting revenge for their Olympic defeat in Rio. 

The Black Ferns Sevens beat Sharni Williams and her team 17-5 at 7he Sevens Stadium with a very impressive performance. 

"We’ve been up for it all week and the girls have been really excited," said Brazier, who was presented with the trophy by HSBC Ambassador Brian O'Driscoll.

“We were happy to make the final but especially with the rivalry against Australia, we knew we had to get up for it."

Australia not only beat the Kiwis in Rio, but took their series crown from them at the end of last season.

“Those losses to Australia in the past really hurt, so all credit to the girls," she added.

Brazier only joined her sevens side on Tuesday after three tough November internationals with New Zealand's 15s side in the northern hemisphere. 

“I’ve been away for about three weeks now … the weather is a bit different and it’s not minus one degree here in Dubai, but it’s good to be back with the girls."

So, following the positivity generated by the win in Dubai, can New Zealand  go all the way and regain the series?

“We’ll take it step-by-step and its going to be a hard year but it’s pretty cool to see new faces … so to come and win (in Dubai) shows the depth of women’s rugby back home in New Zealand,” said Brazier.