Australia clinched back-to-back titles at the Cable & Wireless Worldwide Hong Kong Women's Sevens after brushing aside China 26-0 in a show of strength last night. In a repeat of last year's final - which the world champions also comfortably won - this year's team from Down Under was represented by the Aussie Amazons, but it did not matter in the end as they put China in their place with four tries without reply. Australia team manager Tessa Petony was delighted with her side's success, saying she hopes it will rub off on the men's team this weekend. Australian men have been struggling to regain their old form, last lifting the cup 22 years ago and reaching the final in 1994. But the omens look good this time. 'Last year we played China in the women's final [Australia won 24-7]. Last year, we had the official Australian Wallaroos [who won the Rugby World Cup in Dubai]. This year, we are represented by the Aussie Amazons, but it's pretty much the same match-up,' Petony said. 'China scored a couple of times last year so it was good to keep them out this year. This is a great result for us.' Australia defeated New Zealand 12-5 in the semi-final to prevent a dream final, while China beat Kazakhstan in the other semi-final. Deb Hodgkinson was the hero for Australia, scoring two tries - one in each half - while Tricia Brown and Cobie Morgan also touched down. China coach Zheng Hongjun said his team should still be applauded for reaching the final. 'We lost against a world-class side. Australia are world champions and they showed it. 'We are a very young side. The Australians start when they are very young, but in China, we start when we are 17 and 18. Also a lot of players take up the sport for an average of just two years and then drop out. We didn't field our best players. Our captain is injured and one of our best players couldn't come because of school,' Zheng said. 'We had our chances to score at least one try. We didn't have the final push and Australia's defence was very strong. We will improve after this experience,' he added. Zheng said China's big target was November's Asian Games in Guangzhou, where they are favourites to win gold. 'Rugby is becoming a bigger sport in China especially after the sport got the nod for the 2016 Olympics. I think more players will get involved. Rugby is also a medal sport for the first time at the National Games in 2013 in Liaoning. This will give us more competition, which is good,' said Zheng. Hong Kong, meanwhile, bowed out of the Plate final after losing to Thailand 17-13. Hong Kong managed a 12-5 victory over Japan in their pool match before losing to the Thais 22-12 in their pool encounter. The Thais proved too strong for the local girls again in the Plate final. Hong Kong coach Andy Yuen Kin-ho said he was pleased to see his team challenging for silverware this year. 'We did well to reach a final. Our final match against Thailand was pretty close. We reached a final before in this tournament but that was a long time ago. We played with a lot of heart and the girls really wanted to win the plate, but it was not to be,' said Yuen. 'I'm quite satisfied with our performance overall and this is a good build-up to the Asian Games in Guangzhou. We can be proud that we reached the Plate final. It was definitely an improvement since I was involved a few years ago,' he said.