Sioned Harries powers towards the Canadian try-line off the back of a scrum.
Welsh Women Under 20s inability to convert pressure into points came back to haunt them once again as they surrendered a lead to lose the Consolation Final 12-10 against Canada in the Nations Cup held in Brunel University.
Two first half tries by skipper Elinor Snowsill and Lowri Harries put Wales in pole position to record their second victory of the tournament but a late onslaught by Canada saw them score the crucial try in the 70th minute to break Welsh hearts.
Yasmin Leung had a last gasp chance to steal the win for Wales but her penalty shot sailed wide.
The defeat will be a bitter pill to swallow for the Welsh side as they dominated possession and made all the running but failed to breach the determined Canadian defence.
Alex Stokes was held up over the line early on after Levi Hallett had also posed some problems in attack. In the eighth minute Snowsill took matters into her own hands and produced a moment of individual brilliance to break the deadlock.
The Welsh fly half dummied a pass wide out, stepped over the gain line and dived over for an unconverted try.
Wales continued to apply all the pressure with Amy Lawrence to the fore before leaving the field injured with a shoulder injury.
Wales doubled their lead in the 25th minute after Lowri Harries dummied her way over from close range.
Canada scored against the run of play in the 45th minute when their full-back finished off a slick move from a line-out. The extras were added and suddenly Canada were right back in the game.
Canada broke through in the 70th minute to score and edge in front for the first time in the match. With time running out Wales camped inside Canada's 22 and eventually forced a penalty to offer Leung a chance of restoring the lead, but fate intervened and hopes of a Welsh victory disappeared with her missed shot at goal.
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'.