Wales beat Scotland (above) in the Bowl semifinal, but stumbled to defeat in the final against Canada.
Wales's disappointing campaign in the Hong Kong leg of the IRB Sevens World series continued until the bitter end with a crushing 35-19 defeat to Canada in the Bowl final.
Paul John's men entered the tournament on the back of an encouraging campaign in the Australian leg a week earlier where they made the quarter-finals of the main draw.
However a week can prove a long time in Sevens and so it proved in Hong Kong. Wales suffered a shock defeat to crowd favourites Hong Kong in pool play before a sound defeat to England dropped Wales to third place in the pool.
Dumped into the Bowl, Wales looked on course for their third title of the series when they defeated Argentina 17-12 in the quarter-final with second half tries by Craig Hill, Ifan Evans and Nicky Thomas earning a semi-final showdown against Scotland.
A comfortable 26-7 victory with tries by Aaron Brawell, Alex Cuthbert, Lee Rees and Rhys Webb took Wales into the Bowl final and within sight of further silverware. However they were on the receiving end of another shock with Canada recording a boilover.
Wales never got out of first gear as Thyssen de Goede, Chauncey O'Toole, Ciaran Hearn and Philip Mack raced over for tries. With Mack adding 10 points with his boot, Canada were in command at halftime with 28-0 lead.
Rhys Shellard, Lee Rees and Ifan Evans hit back in the second half for Wales but Conor Trainor's touchdown sealed the Canadians a famous victory.
Wales Sevens squad: Lee Rees (Scarlets), Chris Morgan (Aberavon), Lloyd Williams (Blues), Rhys Jones (Cornish Pirates), Ifan Evans (Llandovery), Craig Hill (Newport), Rhys Shellard (Cardiff), Darren Daniel (Scarlets), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Jevon Groves (Cross Keys), Alex Cuthbert (UWIC), Aaron Bramwell (Pontypridd).
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.