Lee Williams heads for the tryline with the South African defence in hot pursuit.
Wales produced the shock of the day to stun South Africa in the Emirates Airlines Glasgow Sevens at Scotstoun Stadium in the penultimate leg of the HSBC World Series.
The boys have been very profressional in their approach to every game. It's important we continue in the same vein tomorrow and have a good second day
Wales had failed to lower the colours of South Africa since the Commonwealth Games in 2006 but in the final pool game of the day, the men in red produced a professional performance to claim their first ever World Series win against South Africa to top their pool with a 17-5 victory.
Captain Rhys Shellard gave Wales the perfect start in the crunch game of the pool, scoring in the second minute. Alex Walker's conversion put Wales 7-0 ahead and only 40 seconds had gone by before Ifan Evans increased the advantage with a clinical finish.
South Africa, looking to close the gap on overall series runners-up Fiji, hit back through Jamba Ulengo just before the break but Tom Grabham, in his debut tournament with Wales, made sure of the breakthrough victory with the only try of the second half to set up a Cup quarter-final against Australia tomorrow.
Wales got their campaign off to a satisfactory 17-14 win over hosts Scotland with Ifan Evans and Lee Williams scoring first half tries. James Fleming, who also scored in the first spell, ensure a few furrowed brows when he scored his second try for the Scots in the second half but Rhys Shellard's try in the last minute eased Wales home.
Wales hit their straps against Russia to record a comfortable 31-5 triumph with Lee Williams racing over for a brace with Shellard, Richard Smith and debutant Sion Bennett scoring the others with Alex Walker adding three conversions.
A delighted Wales Sevens head coach Paul John was beaming with pride after guiding his side to a groundbreaking victory over the fancied South Africans.
"The boys have a huge opportunity now," he said, "The boys were excellent today. We had a really good win against Scotland under difficult circumstances as the home crowd were firmly behind them as you would expect. We then followed that up with a solid win against Russia where we were particularly excdellent in the second half.
"And to then cap that off with our first ever win over South Africa in the world series to top the group was the icing on the cake. The boys have been very profressional in their approach to every game. It's important we continue in the same vein tomorrow and have a good second day. We all know that the boys have a huge opportunity tomorrow."
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.