James Merriman bursts clear of the USA defence to charge downfield.
Paul John's fledgling Wales side have battled their way into tomorrow's quarter-finals of the IRB Sevens series in Adelaide.
After an opening day loss to New Zealand, Wales recovered to beat USA 24-17 at the Adelaide Oval and even though that was followed up with a 26-19 defeat to big hitting Tonga, Wales went through as one of the best placed runners-up.
They will now play the free-running Kenyans in the quarter-final but will be hoping a lack of concentration doesn't prove fatal again.
Wales were in total command against Tonga, jumping out to a 19-0 lead but 26 unanswered points by the South Sea islanders saw them stun the World Champions.
Wales led at the break after tries by Rhys Webb, Gavin Deacy and Arron Bramwell but the islanders hit back through captain Viliami Ma'afu, Sosaia Palei, Alaska Taufa and Nili Latu.
Eariler Wales brushed aside USA 24-17 with tries via Will Harries, James Merriman, Ifan Evans and Rhys Webb. USA hit back through through Mark Bokhoven (2) and Roland Suniula but Wales did enough to hold on.
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.