The gold medal was won by New Zealand who defeated England 29–21 in the final on 17 March 2006.
Fiji won the bronze medal, defeating Australia 24–17 in the 3rd place final. The game was overshadowed by a fit suffered by Australian Scott Fava after a legitimate tackle. Fortunately Fava recovered quickly and was released from hospital the following day.
New Zealand has never lost a match at the Commonwealth Games, winning gold in all three Games at which the sport has been played.