In just the same way that the Wales U19s were drawn against New Zealand at the start of this month's IRB Under 19 World Championship in South Africa, so the U21s will meet the junior All Blacks in the tournament's opening match on Thursday, 9 June in Mendoza.
"It's a little bit disappointing that we didn't warrant a higher ranking than fifth after winning the Grand Slam this season, but I guess they've looked at last year's finishing positions and ranked everyone according to that," said Wales Under coach Chris Davey. "What it means is that the Welsh players have been given a fantastic opportunity to test themselves right from the first minute of the tournament by having an opening game against the defending champions.
"We are going to Argentina to win this tournament for the first time and that means we would have to play New Zealand at some stage. Getting them first up means they won't have had time as much time to gel together.
"They have been the standard bearers in this tournament for so long, although the Six Nations sides have been closing the gap on them slowly. Now we will be able to see just how close the gap is.
"We had our first session together since winning the Grand Slam last Sunday and everyone is fired up for the trip. This news will give the players even more incentive as they prepare for the tournament.
"The whole point of going to tournaments like this is to meet different teams from around the world. We didn't want to travel half way around the world to find ourselves up against European opposition that we know so well.
"What we've ended up with is a mouth-watering start to a campaign that we hope will at least take us to the semi-finals."
After the first-up clash with the junior All Blacks, Wales will face Scotland on 13 June before completing their Pool matches against the host nation, Argentina, on 17 June.
In order to qualify for the last four Wales will have to top Pool, which also includes Australia and Canada. The young Wallabies have to play Scotland in their opening match before facing Argentina and New Zealand.
"We've got to be as competitive as possible right from the start and we must get something out of our opening game if we are to reach our targets," added Davey. "All the players we used to win the Grand Slam, with the exception of the Llanelli centre Gavin Evans, are fit and everyone is relishing the challenge ahead of them."
Top seeds New Zealand, who beat Ireland in last year's final in Scotland, are in the same Pool as Argentina and Scotland and meet Canada and then Australia after clashing with Wales.
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.