Paul Treu was delighted as his South Africa Sevens side won a second title in three years at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
Following a 40-21 victory against Series leaders New Zealand in the USA Sevens final, Treu and his players shed tears of joy after the final whistle.
"We haven't had this feeling for a while now, it's a while since we last won a Cup, so this is well deserved," said Treu.
"We put all the hard work back in Stellenbosch, and every win gives you more confidence and hopefully we can build on this to use as a platform for the rest of the season.
"The team must enjoy every moment of this win."
With the return of the injured Branco du Preez, who scored 18 points in the final, and the experience of Frankie Horne and Paul Delport, South Africa's win means that five different teams have won the five tournaments on the 2012/13 HSBC Sevens World Series.
"There are no words, it was just tremendous fight from the boys," added Delport.
"We said what happened last week, we would never forget that feeling because we set such high standards for ourselves, but we knew we had to come out and perform and we did."
Horne, who captained the side in the injured Kyle Brown's absence, said: "I am pretty stoked. The guys showed a lot of heart and it means a lot for us. We had a lot of injuries, but the guys that came in they stepped up to the plate, they brought their bit to the party, and it was a great party at the end of the day."
Nanyak Dala, Canada captain, on winning the Plate: "It feels amazing, we have the home crowd support, the guys are playing well, and I am just made up. We get here and we can't get much free time because we know so many people that want to see us, so it is pretty much like a home tournament. We are pretty close team and we work hard together."
Frederic Pomarel, France coach, on winning the Bowl: "In Sevens it is crazy, but I am happy because my players can fight in all the tournaments. My players played well and I am happy because these tournaments are difficult with the jetlag coming from France. We played well, not bad, and I think we are unlucky. I am happy for the players. Argentina France is difficult, only little points separate the teams." Michael O'Connor, Australia coach, Shield winners: "We haven't finished right at the bottom, it has been disappointing for us. But encouraging win against Kenya. It is a funny competition, England and Kenya finalists last week and down the bottom this week. We were fifth last week and we find ourselves down the bottom as well. Just goes to show how competitive this competition is."
Agustin Ormachea, Uruguay captain, on first win at USA Sevens: "This is great for us, we have been working hard for this win and it is excellent to get it."