Wales's character shone through in bucketloads at the Westpac Stadium, New Zealand, when they fended off the challenge of France to claim their third Bowl title on the trot in the IRB Sevens series.
Having already picked up the silverware in the first two legs in Dubai and George, Wales went into the Bowl round confident of completing the job at hand. France gave them a good run for their money but Paul John's men did just enough to win 7-5 in the final.
Wales began their quest for a third successive Bowl title with a routine 31-12 quarter-final victory over the fast improving Papua New Guinea side.
Free wheeling Alex Cuthbert continued his fine form at this level by racing over for two tries with others coming from Ifan Evans, Justin Tipuric and Lloyd Williams with Aaron Bramwell completing the job with three conversions.
In a replay of last year's Rugby World Cup Sevens final, Wales squeezed home against Argentina in an extremely tightly fought encounter. Neither side gave each other room to breathe, let along attack but the Welsh eventually came out on top 17-12.
Scarlets winger Darren Daniel dotted down for a brace of tries with Cuthbert once again getting in on the action by scoring once and adding a conversion.
The Bowl final was another tight affair but Paul John's men withstood a mighty challenge from France before prevailing 7-5.
Ifan Evans sped over for Wales while Bramwell added the extras with his boot but with France replying through Mathieu Besson Wales were left to defend for their lives before picking up their third Bowl title on the bounce.
"The boys would have learned a lot from this experience," said head coach Paul John. "We came up against two very strong sides on day one with New Zealand and South Africa proving they are a force to be reckoned with at this level. The boys bounced back today and deservedly got their reward."
Wales 31 Papua New Ginuea 12 Bowl Semi-final
Wales 17 Argrentina 12 Bowl Final
Wales 7 France 5
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.