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.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series