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 WRU's Women and Girls legacy events - #TRY OUR GAME have proved popular this week with current players and newcomers to the game learning new skills and picking up tips from national squad players.
We caught up with Shona and Ellie from the Wales women team ahead of the start of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris next month at a recent women's training session to encourage and promote more women and girls to try their hand at rugby. #tryourgame
The Women's Rugby World Cup warm-up clash between Wales and USA proved bittersweet for centre Elen Evans. Despite being one of the star performers on the day on her 50th Test appearance, USA edged home 10-7 at Cross Keys.
Wales completed their Junior World Championship campaign with a victory over Samoa. Team manager Mark Taylor and No 8 James Benjamin reflect on a tournament which saw Wales win three games and lose two.
Wales U20 players Angus O'Brien, Nicky Thomas and coach Richard Hodges are determined to finish their Junior World Championship with a flourish when they tackle the big hitting Samoans tomorrow in Auckland.