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.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.