Wales face the daunting prospect of taking on defending champions New Zealand in the Cup quarter-finals of the 2012 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.
Paul John's men will have to overturn their earlier pool defeat to the Kiwis who ran out 24-7 winners at the So Kon Po Stadium.
New Zealand, along with Fiji and Samoa booked their place in the Cup quarter finals after maintaining their 100% records in the pool stages.
Wales began day two looking to make amends after gifting South Africa victory on day one. Wales began brightly against New Zealand with Richard Smith scoring early to give Alex Walker a simple conversion. The Kiwis hit back just before the halftime hooter through Tim Mikkelson.
But in the second half the Kiwis showed their pedigree and took their chances when they came along. Lolagi Visinia, Kylem O'Donnell and Ardie Savea scored unanswered tries as New Zealand strolled to the top of their pool.
Wales completed their pool fixtures with a stirring 42-7 win over USA which meant they qualified for the Cup knockout stages - albeit a quarter-final clash against firm favourites New Zealand.
Dan Fish and Smith led the rout with a brace of tries apiece with Lee Williams and Craig Price also crossing the white-wash.
Wales captain Richie Pugh was delighted his side had stopped the rot in Hong Kong, gaining confidence from the win against USA.
"The boys put in a professional performance against USA to earn ourselves a Cup quarter-final against New Zealand. New Zealand will be firm favourites but we've shown we can compete with the big boys - we just have to cut out the basic mistakes and take our chances when they come along."
Wales Sevens are looking to re-group after a disappointing tournament last time out in South Africa. The next double leg in New Zealand and Las Vegas offers Gareth Williams a chance to redeem themselves.
Wales Women's head coach Rhys Edwards was at Llandovery to see the conclusion of an entertaining Women's Regional championship where any one of three teams were in contention for title glory on the last day of action.
Christmas has come early at Glynneath rugby club, one of a number around Wales who have received an array of merchandise and equipment this December courtesy of the Welsh Rugby Union's £750,000 participation points scheme.
The WRU have been delivering on the scheme - which gives individual clubs access to up to £5,000 worth of supplies and equipment each for the 2014/2015 season - over the last two weeks and today (Friday) were received by a special guest in Glynneath, club president and pitch marker Max Boyce.
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.