Wales won their final match in the Junior World Cup in Italy by defeating the hosts 19-15 in Treviso and finished in seventh place.
It was New Zealand who rocked the other nations by defeating France in the final by a massive score of 71-18, while South Africa beat Argentina for third place 55-19 and Scotland beat England 17-10 for fifth and sixth spots.
Wales were boosted by four penalties and a conversion from New College, Cardiff, fly half Nick MacLeod with the solitary try coming from full back Matthew Jones.
Italy scored a try in either half as Wales led 9-7 at the interval and went to 19-10 before Italy added their second try.
In the Home Nations under-18 Festival at Otley, Wales began by defeating Ireland 20-5 and England beat Scotland 17-10.
Carmarthen Quins are holding an exhibition to commemorate club players who fought in World War I. All welcome to the clubhouse on Friday afternoon to learn more about local history, or share any family anecdotes or artifacts.
Defence coach Shaun Edwards believes Saturday's clash against England - the 'form team in world rugby' - poses a huge challenge for his side but he is confident, with Wales beginning to show the defensive qualities displayed in the last two World Cups,