Tal Selley races away from the New Zealand defence at Westpac Stadium.
Wales earned their first points of the IRB Sevens series campaign courtesy of a runners-up spot in the Plate final against South Africa in Wellington, New Zealand.
Paul John's side had failed to register a single point from their previous two outings in Dubai and George but they rectified that with an emphatic victory over tournament favourites New Zealand in the pool stages on day one.
Their hopes of further success will be boosted after brushing aside another giant of the abbreviated game, Fiji in the Plate semi-finals with a hard earned 14-12 victory on day two.
Earlier, in the knock-out stages Wales were pipped at the quarter-final stage with a narrow 10-7 defeat to the rapdily immproving Kenyan side.
The Kenyans scored an unconverted try in each half, to Collins Injera and Humphrey Kayange, to lead 10-0. But Wales refused to cave in and when Aled Thomas raced over for a converted try, the men in red sniffed a chance of reaching the semi-final but the Kenyans withstood the late challenge.
Having stunned Fiji in the Plate semis, Wales found South Africa one hurdle too many as the current series leaders prevailed 26-12 in the consolation final.
Newport flanker Craig Hill and Scarlets scrum-half Lee Williams scored tries for Wales but the South Aficans scored four tries through Renfred Dazel, Paul Delport, Vuyo Zangqa and Frankie Horne to edge four points in front of England at the top of the overall points table.
Wales collected six points for their efforts at the Westpac Stadium to move off the bottom of the table.
The next leg of the IRB Sevens series takes place on 14-15 February in America at San Diego's PETCO Park.
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.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.