Wales lost out to favourites Portugal in the final of the FIRA-AER European Sevens Championship in Hannover.
Gareth Baber's side progressed to Sunday's Cup showpiece but were beaten into second place by top seeds Portugal 26-12.
Previously Wales beat Poland 38-0, Ireland 26-14, Ukraine 21-17 and Italy 33-12 on Saturday to qualify with a day to spare, however Baber's team, core members of the IRB Sevens World Series, didn't have it all their own way.
Wales trailed at half-time against Ireland in their second match and then needed Gareth Chapman's try to deny Ukraine a famous victory after they had fought back from 14-0 to lead 17-14 with tries from Jaba Malaguradze, Ruslan Tserkovniy and Giorgi Todradze.
Wales were convincing 33-12 winners over Belgium and fought their way to a 19-14 victory over Georgia on Day two en route to the cup final.
Round three brought another dramatic series of matches in the RBS 6 Nations with Scotland earning their first victory over Wales in ten years at BT Murrayfield, Ireland squeezing past France and England earning their first bonus point in their win over Italy.