"Sevens is at the forefront of our thinking - it's part of a high-performance strategy put in place with our academies," he said. "We see it as a stepping stone towards full internationals and people will want to see a Wales team in the Commonwealth Games in March."
The Wales side will also compete in the Dubai and Georgetown legs of the International Rugby Board's world sevens series in the build up to Melbourne. The two tournaments are in the first two weekends of December. They will then take part in the Hong Kong tournament on the way back from Melbourne.
Newport Gwent Dragons backs coach Dai Rees will take charge of the side, with David Jenkins and Gareth Baber on his management team.