Aaron Bramwell is bottled up by the Kenyan defence in the quarter-final defeat.
Wales were outgunned in the quarterfinals of the Australian leg of the IRB Sevens World Series where eventual finalists Kenya ran home comfortable 33-14 victors at the Adelaide Oval.
The free-running Kenyans are rapidly building up a reputation as being the team to beat. They've always been super fit but now they have added strength and power to go along with their pace and the jet-heeled Africans fear no-body. Despite Wales's best efforts, Kenya were always in control.
By losing to Kenya, Paul John's young Welsh side then had to play in the Plate semi-final where they faced the hosts, Australia.
By this time the three-day event had caught up with the Welsh and they ran out of puff as the Aussies romped home 38-7.
Australia led 19-7 at the break after tries by Shaun Foley, Henry Vanderglas and Benjamin MaCalman against Will Harries' for Wales and they then cut loose in the second half through Shipperley, Bishop and captain Murphy.
Wales claimed four points towards the series total to go to 12 but with two legs to go in the series, South Africa are in the driving seat on top of the pile with 104 points with England (76) and Fiji (74) leading the chasing pack.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.