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.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose
WRUTV caught up with Wales Women captain Rachel Taylor at the RBS 6 Nations launch and how a good crowd really helps boost the girls performance. Tickets for all three Women's home games at The Gnoll, Neath are available from www.wru.wales/tickets