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.
Wales Under 18 captain Callum Bradbury is delighted to have seen his side claim a narrow 18-17 victory against a strong SA Schools 'A' side to end the three-match Under 19 International Series in South Africa on a high note.
The Wales U18 squad spent an emotional day in the drug-riddled townnship of Hout Bay. Hout Bay Warriors President Fred Johannes said the visit was 'the talk of the town' and will dream about the day everyday for the rest of his life.
RGC 1404's new head coach Mark Jones is hoping to build 'something special' in north Wales and is already looking forward to the development region participating in the Principality Premiership for the very first time.
A joint venture between the WRU and Admiral saw hundreds of children enjoy the Admiral Festival of Rugby held at the National Centre of Excellence at the weekend where Welsh internationals Sam Warburton, Scott Williams and Rob Evans were in attendance.
Wll Jones leads Wales U18s into battle this afternoon against Italy where the Welsh side will be seeking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to SA Schools in their opening clash of the U19 International Series
All four regions attended a successful training camp staged last weekend at the WRU National Centre of Excellence. It was a chance for new Wales Women's head coach Rowland Phillips to deliver his key messages to players and coaches as he prepares for the new season.
Wales U18 Team Manager Gethin Watts believes the next couple of weeks will be 'extremely beneficial' to the future of Welsh rugby as his side prepare to take part in the Under 19 International Series being staged in South Africa.
The WRU is searching for 12 new rugby development apprentices following a successful first year of its WRU Coach Core programme. Craig Duncan and Jess Hancock have flourished in the first year of the programme which has given them a real direction in their lives.
The WRU signed TV comedian Rhod Gilbert up to a 'Coaching Children Level 1' course before letting him loose on an U8s side at Whitland Junior Borderers - we went behind the scenes to film the making of 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' see the results here.
Llandovery are aiming to make it three titles in a row in this year's Foster's National 7s being held at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 28 August. Drovers assistant coach Simon Davies and Lee Rees assess their sides chances
A pioneering strength and conditioning programme has been delivered to more than 8000 boys and girls at hub schools throughout Wales this season, helping to develop stronger, more flexible athletes for rugby and other sports.
The Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series returns to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on July 22nd when all four Welsh regions go head to head. Scarlets skills coach Dai Flanagan and Blues Elite Performance Pathway Manager Richard Hodges along with current Welsh squad members were at the launch of this season's event