In this weekend`s debut tournament of seven-a-side rugby in Beijing, New Zealand thrashed the Americans 40-7 before demolishing the strong Fijians 35-12 in the semifinals.
The Kiwis then went on to victory in the championship match, defeating rivals South Africa 41-14 after a high scoring second half.
South Africa had beaten Argentina 33-12, defeated Australia 19-12 in the other semifinal before losing in the finals to New Zealand.
Samoa turned a 20-0 early lead into a 54-7 victory over Argentina that followed a loss to Australia 17-12 in the quarterfinals of the Cup.
France took the Bowl, fighting back from a 14-point deficit and after a good defensive display beat the South Koreans by one point, final score 15-14. In the Bowl Final, the French beat Canada 24-19.
The rest of Sunday's action...
The Welsh team got off to a good start defeating Japan 17-15 despite strong performances from Japan`s three big forwards, but then fell behind early and lost to Canada, a strong favorite, 29-17.
Tournament host China lost both its games, losing 29-7 to Hong Kong who displayed a good defensive effort and then to South Korea 36-5. But unfortunately for the Hong Kong team, their run of good play ended there - they went on to be defeated 41-5 by the French, and then crushed by Japan 40-5.
After a hard fought battle Canada outplayed Chinese Taipei 40-17.
Chinese Taipei also fell to Japan 24-12 despite a late comeback.
Fiji defeated England 28-14 before falling to New Zealand.
After defeating the Americans 21-12, England went on to win the Plate Final beating Samoa 33-14.
Round up of results:
South Korea vs China, 36-5
France vs Hong Kong, 36-5
Canada vs Chinese Taipei,40-17
Wales vs Japan, 17-5
New Zealand vs USA, 40-7
Fiji vs England, 28-14
Australia vs Samoa, 17-12
South Africa vs Argentina, 33-12
Hong Kong vs China, 29-7
Japan vs Chinese Taipei, 24-12
Canada vs Wales, 29-17
England vs USA, 21-12
Samoa vs Argentina, 54-7
New Zealand vs Fiji, 35-12
South Africa vs Australia, 19-12
Japan vs Hong Kong, 40-5
France vs Canada, 33-14
New Zealand vs South Africa, 41-14
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
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Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
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WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.