Wales gained victories in under-16 and under-18 away matches last Saturday in Italy and Portugal respectively. The under-16 side played their first international of the season and followed up the A team win last Thursday by 16-13 as they met and defeated the full Italian side in Calvisano and came away with a 27-17 success.
Three of the four Wales tries came from their wings with a brace for Jon Brinkworth (Bishop of Llandaff, Cardiff) and one for Chris Czekaj (Corpus Christi). The final try of the match was scored by full back Aaron Bramwell (Llangatog Comp), who converted two of the tries.
In Coimbra, Portugal, Wales under-18 Youth defeated the Portugal under-19 side by 46-12 to win the quadrangular tournament.Andrew Kingdom (Llandovery) on the Wales wing scored one of the tries, thus Marks (Llandovery) 2, wing Dan Hitchings (Treorchy) 2, centre Aaron May (Swansea) and centre Viv Jenkins (Carmarthen Quins).Full back Leon Andrews converted four of the tries and landed a penalty with Wales having lead 27-0 at the interval.
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.