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.
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.
A joint venture between the WRU and Admiral saw hundreds of children enjoy the Admiral Festival of Rugby held at the National Centre of Excellence at the weekend where Welsh internationals Sam Warburton, Scott Williams and Rob Evans were in attendance.
Wll Jones leads Wales U18s into battle this afternoon against Italy where the Welsh side will be seeking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to SA Schools in their opening clash of the U19 International Series
All four regions attended a successful training camp staged last weekend at the WRU National Centre of Excellence. It was a chance for new Wales Women's head coach Rowland Phillips to deliver his key messages to players and coaches as he prepares for the new season.
Wales U18 Team Manager Gethin Watts believes the next couple of weeks will be 'extremely beneficial' to the future of Welsh rugby as his side prepare to take part in the Under 19 International Series being staged in South Africa.
The WRU is searching for 12 new rugby development apprentices following a successful first year of its WRU Coach Core programme. Craig Duncan and Jess Hancock have flourished in the first year of the programme which has given them a real direction in their lives.
The WRU signed TV comedian Rhod Gilbert up to a 'Coaching Children Level 1' course before letting him loose on an U8s side at Whitland Junior Borderers - we went behind the scenes to film the making of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' see the results here.
Llandovery are aiming to make it three titles in a row in this year's Foster's National 7s being held at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 28 August. Drovers assistant coach Simon Davies and Lee Rees assess their sides chances
A pioneering strength and conditioning programme has been delivered to more than 8000 boys and girls at hub schools throughout Wales this season, helping to develop stronger, more flexible athletes for rugby and other sports.