England finished fourth and Wales fifth in last year's Under-19 World Cup and that was emphasised by England's fine performance at the Talbot Athletic Field, Aberavon.
However, good play by Wales led to them leading by a try from scrum half Martin Roberts (Neath/Ospreys), but England scored all their 24 points before Wales were to score again.
Flanker Andrew Boyde (Leeds University) put the sides level with a try and then came the turning point as Wales fly half Gareth Williams-Davies (Blues/Rumney) had a pass intercepted and wing Dominic Shabbo (London Irish) tore away to score at the other end.
Fly half Daniel Cipriani (London Wasps/Whitgift School) converted and soon added a try after a spectacular break by centre Adam Powell (Saracens/Sawyers School).
England poured it on and and full back David Doherty (Leeds Tykes) made a superb run to touch down with Cipriani converting.
The only score of the second half was a try by speedy Wales wing Michael Davies(Llangennech), but Wales must now rethink before taking on Italy at Parabagio on February 11.
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.