Wales battled their way through to the quarter-finals of the Cup competition at the second round of the IRB World Sevens series in Chile.
Despite falling 31-12 to New Zealand, Wales beat Paraguay 17-7 and Canada 19-10 to make the last eight and set-up a quarter-final clash with Argentina.
Group A: New Zealand, Wales, Canada, Paraguay.
Group B: Australia, Argentina, United States, Brazil.
Group C: South Africa, England, France, Uruguay.
Group D: Samoa, Fiji, Chile, West Indies.
Day One Results
France 7, South Africa 26
England 54, Uruguay 0
New Zealand 33, Canada 10
Wales 17, Paraguay 7
Australia 33, USA 5
Argentina 54, Brazil 7
Samoa 38, Chile 7
Fiji 57, Caribbean Selects 5
Wales 19, Canada 10
New Zealand 64, Paraguay 0
England 15, France 17
South Africa 50, Uruguay 0
Samoa 43, Caribbean Selects 0
Argentina 41, USA 5
Australia 66, Brazil 0
Fiji 76, Chile 0
Chile 17, Caribbean Selects 21
USA 54, Brazil 0
Canada 73, Paraguay 0
France 33, Uruguay 12
South Africa 7, England 12
New Zealand 31, Wales 12
Australia 0, Argentina 10
Samoa 0, Fiji 26
New Zealand v Australia
Fiji v England
South Africa v Samoa
Argentina v Wales
Canada v Brazil
West Indies v Uruguay
France v Chile
USA v Paraguay
The Wales Squad
Jonathan Thomas, Robin Sowden-Taylor, Robin Collet, Michael Phillips, Shaun James, Nick Wakeley, Gareth Campan, Liam Roberts, Phil Edwards, Craig Richards, Gareth Swales, Gareth Williams.
Coach: Colin Hillman.
Wales 7s captain Luke Treharne may have only played once on the World Series, but he has full confidence in his side as they prepare for the opening two rounds of this year's series in Dubai and South Africa, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
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
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
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.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
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.