Wales bounced back from an opening round defeat to Ireland in the Five Nations Under 18 Festival with a 23-13 victory over Scotland in Noceto, Italy yesterday.
Wales led 10-6 at the break and scored tries through Luke Williams and vice-captain Jack Gadd with Tom Prydie knocking over the rest of the points with two conversions and three penalties.
Simon King was a delighted Welsh coach and says the team can low look ahead to next week's clash against England with renewed optimism.
"It was a comfortable victory for us but it was important we got back to winning ways after losing out to Ireland last week by one score.
"We fronted up well. We had plenty of go forward and it was pleasing to see a lot of the new guys who were given their chance, put their hands up. It's going to make selection difficult for the next game but that's the way you want it.
"The boys played with confidence in what was a very good team effort. We had a full week's preparation in Parma for the game against Scotland and the boys' character shone through in victory."
Wales's pack played with plenty of fire and brimstone and weren't afraid to take the game to their Scottish counterparts while the backs displayed a real cutting edge at times.
Wales tackle England at Ebbw Vale's Eugene Cross Park next Sunday at 2pm in their final game of the tournament.
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.
The Wales Under 20 camp are in a quietly confident mood as they face Ireland in the U20 Championship, with Coaching Co-Ordinator Allan Lewis and full back Dafydd Howells targeting a top five finish in the tournament.
Wales U20 may start as favourites against Japan this evening in the U20 Championship, but Team Manager Mark Taylor is warning against complacency. He is also hoping a good win will boost morale and 'kickstart' performances.
Coach Richard Hodges is hoping Wales U20 can put a disappointing campaign behind them when they tackle Japan tomorrow as they look to finish the U20 Championship strongly to secure a good seeding for next year's tournament.