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.
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.