Glamorgan Wanderers Youth claimed the National Youth Cup by defeating Merthyr Youth by 16-6 in front of 1,000 spectators at the Millennium Stadium.
In a match,which exhibited the best qualities of Youth rugby, a powerful second half performance gained Glamorgan Wanderers Youth the prize of the coveted cup.
In the first half Merthyr Youth, with outside half Josh Lewis, and captain and No 8 Andrew Murphy to the fore, were the dominant team and established a 6-0 lead through two Lewis penalty goals.
Early in the second half Glamorgan Wanderers Youth took the initiative.
With their strong pack, well led by captain Joe Russell, gaining an ascendancy the Wanderers Youth scored an early try by scrum half J-B. Bruzulier. The splendid conversion by Diggy Bird gave the Ely-based team a lead which they did not surrender.
Two penalty goals from Bird and a drop goal in the last minute from full back Cory Allen secured the victory for the Wanderers.
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.
Wales U20 may start as favourites against Japan this evening in the U20 Championship, but Team Manager Mark Taylor is warning against complacency. He is also hoping a good win will boost morale and 'kickstart' performances.
Coach Richard Hodges is hoping Wales U20 can put a disappointing campaign behind them when they tackle Japan tomorrow as they look to finish the U20 Championship strongly to secure a good seeding for next year's tournament.