Wales Sevens win plate at IRB Gold Coast event

Tom Habberfield
Tom Habberfield scored two tries in Wales' win over Samoa

Wales Sevens have won the plate at the International Rugby Board Series in Australia after beating Samoa 26-15.

Tom Habberfield scored two tries with Harry Robinson and Tom Prydie also crossing for Paul John's side.

Having lost 33-5 against eventual winners Fiji in the main competition, Wales were placed in the plate competition.

They defeated France 14-12 in the semi-final before securing victory over Samoa in the final.

In reaching the last eight of the main competition, Wales had beaten Tonga 24-7, Scotland 14-12 and England 21-7 at the Gold Coast Sevens.

Wales captain Richie Pugh was proud of his young side's efforts and told the IRB websiteexternal-link: "They really stepped up.

"Welsh rugby is on a high at the moment and there is no reason it can't drop down to the Sevens level. It is really good for the youngsters."

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