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.
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose
WRUTV caught up with Wales Women captain Rachel Taylor at the RBS 6 Nations launch and how a good crowd really helps boost the girls performance. Tickets for all three Women's home games at The Gnoll, Neath are available from www.wru.wales/tickets