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 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'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.
The entire Welsh Rugby Union Rugby Department gathered at the Millennium Stadium earlier this week where WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey looked back on a year where structural and strategic changes have seen significant progress made
The Welsh Rugby Union has released a specially produced video to spearhead a new campaign to help promote the values of rugby union. The video, entitled Let us Play underpins the WRU rugby department's philosophy - to engage, transfer and retain players, coaches and referees.