Canada bundled Wales out of the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens tournament when winning the Plate semi-final 19-10 at Hong Kong Stadium.
A new look Wales squad only just managed to scrape through to the semi after clinching a nail-biting 22-21 victory over USA in the quarter-finals.
Wales claimed two points from the tournament to raise their IRB series total to eight with South Africa now having a comfortable lead at the top of the table with 84 points. England are second on 68 while Hong Kong victors Fiji leap-frog New Zealand into third place on 62 with the Kiwis (60) and Argentina (56) not far behind.
The next leg of the series heads for Australia for the three-day Adelaide Sevens on 3-5 April newly-crowned Rugby World Cup Sevens champions Wales facing New Zealand in Pool D on the Friday night.
Paul John's team beat Gordon Tietjens' side 15-14 in their World Cup quarter final and also overcame the Kiwis in Wellington in February, so there is much riding on the outcome of that match.
The other team's in Wales group are USA, who so nearly defeated Wales in Hong Kong, and the big hitting Tongans.
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).