World Champions Wales suffered the bitter disappointment of losing the Bowl final to Kenya on the second day of the Emirates Airline London Sevens at Twickenham.
It was not the ending Wales had wanted but the reality is that Wales were missing a number of key players and moreover as skipper Lee Beach pointed out they were not tuned to sevens rugby.
"Most of the squad have not played any sevens for weeks and it does take time to get used to the game again. I hope that by next weekend in Edinburgh we will have shaken off the cobwebs," he said.
Beach added: "Overall it was a disappointing weekend for us. I suppose you could say that it was the sum total of all the little things that didn't go right. But even so we were able to dig deep against Argentina.
"We just need to fine tune some elements of our game. We perhaps attacked too flat and that prevented us from running on to the ball at pace"
Wales had begun the second day of the Emirates Airline London Sevens at Twickenham with what was an expected win over Georgia in the first of the Bowl quarter finals.
Tries by Ifan Evans and Tal Selley gave Wales a 10-0 interval advantage and the confidence for the team to express themselves in the second half. Beach began the post interval scoring which continued with tries by James Merriman, Ifan Evan, leaving Tom Edwards to wrap up the tie for a place in the semi final.
Then in the Bowl semi final in what was a repeat of the Rugby World Cup Sevens final against Argentina, Wales were saved by a last gasp try from Craig Hill after trailing the Pumas for the entire match.
Converted tries from Gaston Revol and Hernan Olivari to a Wales try from Ifan Evans converted by Aled Thomas gave Argentina the lead at half time with the scoreline at 14-7.
A solo effort from Tom Isaacs signalled a Wales fightback but it took a great run from Hill to take Wales into the Bowl final to face Kenya.
Then in the final Wales were put on the back foot with two first half tries from Kenya to trail 12-0 at the break. A try by Will Harries in the second half gave hope but further scores were not to be against an aggressive Kenya defence leaving Wales to settle for runners-up spot.
Wales Tom Edwards (Pontypool), James Merriman (unattached), Tal Selley (Dragons), Ifan Evans (Llandovery), Rhys Shellard (Cardiff), Aled Thomas (London Welsh), Lee Beach (Neath), Rhys Jones (Cornish Pirates), Will Harries (Northampton Saints), Tom Isaacs (Newport), Craig Hill (Newport), Jevon Groves (Cross Keys)
The Half a Game initiative is currently sweeping across Wales and proving a major success. The scheme aims to give every young player at least half a game every weekend. WRU TV recently visited a festival in Narberth where clubs have fully embraced the initiative.
Both Bargoed and Swansea were seeking their first win of the Principality Premiership season this afternoon. It proved a fruitful day for the hosts - not only did they win, but Bargoed claimed a try bonus point.
Cardiff managed to keep their unbeaten record at home intact, but only just as Bridgend made them work extremely hard before the Blue and Blacks secured a hard fought Principality Premiership win at the BT Sport Arms Park last night.
Former Wales back row Andy Powell gives a guided tour of The Wern, home of Merthyr RFC, who are determined to prove a lot of people wrong and make their mark in their first season in the Principality Premiership.
Wales Sevens head coach Gareth Williams looks back on the Rio Sevens success where he helped GB win silver. He believes the successful campaign is a huge boost to his Welsh squad as they prepare for another World Series, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will be heading back home to take on the All Blacks next year where for him, success for 2017 is all about going to New Zealand and winning a Test Series.
Last week all roads led to Eugene Cross Park where defending champions Ebbw Vale hosted this season's launch of the Principality Premiership. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie was there to capture the thoughts of Damien Hudd, captain of Ebbw Vale, and WRU Head of Performance, Geraint John.
Llandovery made it three in a row when they defeated Aberavon in the final of the National Foster's 7s at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. On another eventful day of sevens, Newport claimed the Plate and the Dragons won the women's crown
Last week saw Cardiff welcome players from around the world for the 21st Golden Oldies Festival. The tournament features players over 35 years of age, and this year's event saw a select few represent the WRU in a 'friendly' against the Wooden Spoon.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.