Wales have failed to reach the knockout stages of the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens after suffering two defeats in the sixth leg of the IRB Sevens series.
Wales were stunned 21-19 by Hong Kong in their opening clash on day two before England polished them off with a comfortable 26-5 triumph to send Paul John's men to the Bowl section where they will play Argentina in the quarter-finals tomorrow.
Wales here hoping to build on last weekend's excellent form when they reached the quarter-finals the Dragons could only finish third in their pool after claiming only one victory from their group games.
Wales looked to be in control against Hong Kong at halftime, leading 12-7 thanks to tries by Lee Rees and Alex Cuthbert but the home side put a cat among the pigeons when Rowan Varty scored early in the second half.
Cuthbert added his second try before Simon Leung raced over before Anthony Haynes sent the home crowd into a frenzy when he scored late on to dent Wales's chances of reaching the main draw. Keith Robertson held his nerve to kick the conversion to win the game for Hong Kong.
Wales had to defeat England to have any chance of reaching the knock out stages but a 26-5 loss ensured the red rose brigade finished on top while Wales could only finish third.
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.