Wales Schools Under 16s will be looking to complete their Wellington Festival with a flourish against England South U16 this afternoon.
The Welsh side were involved in a thriller on Wednesday against England Under 16s in a capped international. In a try-fest, England edged out Wales 39-34, sharing a total of 10 tries in a wonderful advertisement for rugby at this age grade.
Wales conceded three soft tries in the first half to hand the initiative to England but in the second half Wales showed great determination, desire and plenty of skill to give the red rose brigade a real fright.
Tyler Morgan and Ellis Wyn Benham scored first half tries for Wales with Daniel Jones adding a conversion and a penalty as Wales trailed 31-15 at the break.
Dillon Lewis scored three minutes after the break to reduce the arrears and with Jnes adding the extras, there was only nine points in it but England seemed to have wrapped up matters with a penalty and further try to shoot out to a 39-22 lead but Wales wouldn't roll over.
Benham scored his second try of the match before Joe Thomas got in on the act six minutes from time. With Jones's conversion, Wales were just five points short of England, but time conspired against them as the red rose brigade held out.
Wales have played USA and France already in the Wellington Festival before they played England in a one-off Test on Wednesday, before resuming their festival fixtures this afternoon against England South U16.
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.