Wales found the going tough against China and Japan last week in Hong Kong.
Wales Sevens head coach Paul John is looking forward to the Adelaide Sevens this weekend and hopes his young side can build from their performances at Hong Kong.
Wales finished as Plate semi-finalists in Hong Kong, with 10 changes from their squad that lifted the Melrose Cup as Rugby World Cup Sevens winners at the start of the month.
In the Australian leg of the IRB Sevens series, Wales will face New Zealand, Tonga and USA in a gruelling Pool schedule.
John said, "I was really pleased with the performances of our young side on the weekend. Ifan Evans did well in his first tournament, and it was another opportunity for youngsters like Rhys Webb and Will Harries to gain in experience and exposure to this level of rugby. Hong Kong is a fantastic tournament and all the players would have learned a huge amount.
"We practically started from scratch after the World Cup in terms of the squad make-up, but the situation gave us a chance to blood new players and give others more experience.
"The games against China and Japan were much more difficult and physical than most people would expect and we were extremely pleased with our second half performance against England, coming back from 26-0 down at half-time to finish 26-19 with tries from Aaron Bramwell, Ifan Evans and Jimmy Norris in the second half.
"We have a very tough group in Australia, with all three sides in our pool providing tough challenges, but we will work on our recovery this week before some light training to build up to the tournament itself."
Wales 7s captain Luke Treharne may have only played once on the World Series, but he has full confidence in his side as they prepare for the opening two rounds of this year's series in Dubai and South Africa, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.