The celebrations begin in Dubai as Tal Selley and team mates claim the Melrose Cup.
Wales have been crowned RWC Sevens champions of the world after brushing aside Argentina 19-12 in a pulsating final in front of a 50,000 crowd at Dubai.
It was another superb effort by the Wales team who again showed determination, wonderful defence and inventive attacking to subdue what had been a lively Pumas team that had defeated Wales 14-0 in the pool stages.
Paul John's side became the fourth side to claim the Melrose Cup following in the footsteps of England, New Zealand and Fiji.
Wales put in a heroic performance against a side who have become one of the most consistent teams on the world sevens circuit.
Richie Pugh set Wales on the road to victory by scoring early in the first half before Argentina's Martin Rodriguez pounced on a Wales mistake racing 50 metres for a converted try and a two point lead but the inspirational Tal Selley reclaimed the lead for Wales with a smart individual try.
With Argentina trailing 12-7 at half time, Gonzalo Camacho levelled the scores with a well taken try and just when it seemed Argentina were upping the tempo, Thomas broke through the defence with a just over a minute to play to break the deadlock with a converted try.
Lee Beach was a proud Wales captain when lifting the trophy. "This is amazing, it's going to take a while to sink in," he said. "I can't describe it… the boys havve come a long way over the last three years. Things clicked in Wellington when we beat New Zealand and we continued that form here.
"When the going got tough in the semi against Samoa, we just said this is a semi-final of the world cup - that was motivation enough. And we did likewise in the final."
Paul John paid tribute to the entire squad who put in a massive effort throughout the tournament.
"This achievement is quite unbelievable. We've knew that when we beat New Zealand this morning, anything was possible. Our boys have been phenomenal and played some cracking sevens so it is thoroughly deserved. To beat New Zealand was great - it meant we had one big win under belt and fair play, the boys dug in deep and all the squad have been fantastic."
Wales were popular winners, acclaimed by a knowledgable crowd who appreciate their sevens, and worthy champions after growing as a team, getting better and better through the rounds. Their brand of rugby succeeded but only because they had the right blend of players.
It a historic night for Welsh rugby and one to savour.
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.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.