Wales face South Africa in the City of Manchester Stadium at 3.20 pm today looking to make it three wins out of three in their Commonwealth Games Sevens pool and secure a quarter-final clash with Canada.
A runaway victory over Sri Lanka, 55-7, was followed up with a highly competent 31-10 triumph over Tonga on Day 1, leaving Jason Forster's side needing to beat the hihgly rated Springboks to win the Pool.
"We had a good opening day and now everyone is focussed on making it a hat-trick of wins," said Wales team manager David Rees.
"We all know that beating South Africa is vital to our medal chances. If we win, then we face Canada, if we lose we have to face the reigning world champions and defending champions, New Zealand."
Pontypridd wing Gareth Wyatt was the star of the opening victory over Sri Lanka as he sped to four of his sides nine tries.
Swansea wing Matthew Robinson notched two and Arwel Thomas drop kicked five conversions.
In the second match against Tonga, Wyatt again grabbed one of his side's five tries. Wales led 1909 at half-time 19-9 and controlled the game from there on.
Favourties New Zealand beat a typically competitive Canadian side 28-7 in their opening game before crushing the tiny island of Niue, 66-0.
The Canadians more or less guaranteed themselves second place in their Pool with a grim 7-0 triumph over Scotland. The Cannucks now only have to beat Niue to bag a quarter-final slot.
If Wales win their Pool, they will play at 9.20pm tonight. If they finish in second place they will play at 8.00pm.
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.