Wales finished in fourth place in the Championships that were held in France
last week. After gaining their second win of the season against Ireland -
this time it was even more convincing - there was a second defeat to England in
successive months, but a superb effort almost stole the game against
Scotland, failing by just one point.
May 2. WALES 24 Ireland 7 (Castres); England 73 Italy 7;
May 2. Scotland 32 Sweden 0; France 24 Spain 5.
May 5. Semi-final: England 37 WALES 3 (Toulouse).
May 5. Semi-final: France 25 Scotland 6 (Toulouse).
May 5. Plate: Spain bt Sweden; Ireland 14 Italy 5.
May 8. Plate: Ireland 20 Spain 12; Italy v Sweden.
May 8. Final: France 8 England 6 (Toulouse).
May 8. 3rd place: Scotland 11 WALES 10 (Toulouse).
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.