WALES 14, ENGLAND 28
Hong Kong Sevens champions England outscord Wales by four tries to two to ensure a quarter-final place in the IRB World Series Emirates Airline Cardiff Sevens.
Jason Forster's Welsh side went into their final Pool match with a chance of qualifying, but only victory would have been good enough to earn them a place in the top eight.
With the French having beaten Russian 14-12, there was a glimmer of hope of Forster's men, but with England taking a 14-0 lead in the first half through tries by Pat Sanderson and Richard Houghton, both of which Phil Jones converted, it was an uphill taks.
Jones then added a third try and conversion for England at the start of the second half before Wales hit back.
Shaun James and Forster grabbed tries which Arwel Thomas converted to give tghe home crowd something to shout about.
But as they chased the final two scores they needed to win, England pounced for try number four through Tony Roques. Jones added the conversion to make it 13 points in the match.
Wales: Tries: Shaun James, Jason Forster; Cons: A Thomas 2.
England: Tries: P Sanderson, R Houghton, P Jones, T Roques; Cons: P Jones 4.
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.