Wales have plenty of work to do if they are to reach the knock-out stages of the Australian leg of the IRB Sevens World Series
The new-look Welsh squad put up a spirited display against sevens kings New Zealand in their opening Pool C clash at Adelaide Oval, but Gordon Teitjens' men rallied after Wales recovered from a 14-0 halftime deficit to score a well taken try by Will Harries.
But the men in black, who are also in the process of rebuilding their squad under the expert guidance of sevens guru Teitjens, showed their class to counter with two further touchdowns by Julien Savea and Tim Mikkelsons to put the outcome beyond doubt before a final consolation for Jimmy Norris.
Wales tomorrow face big hitting Tonga and USA who will be gunning for revenge after being pipped by a single point in the quarter-finals of the Plate in Hong Kong last week.
The Americans will be confident of upsetting Wales after brushing aside Tonga 17-14 in the other pool match played today. Skipper Kevin Swiryn scored a try with the final play of the match to clinch victory for the Eagles.
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.