A FIRST-half try by Cilgerran’s Callum Williams paved the way for Wales to notch a 38-5 victory over Zambia in the Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens last night.

The Scarlets Academy wing was part of 13-man Wales Sevens squad seeking to secure a place in the quarter-finals when they took on Fiji in their final Group C match at the Coventry Stadium this afternoon.

But following a 31-0 defeat in their opening match against Canada, Wales were eliminated from the tournament when they lost 38-24 to the South Sea Islanders.

Callum, 20, has impressed as part of the national squad on the sevens circuit this season having represented Wales in the Singapore and Vancouver legs of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

The former Ysgol y Preseli schoolboy has been playing for the Scarlets Development side and Llandovery RFC in the Indigo Premiership, and recently made his Scarlets senior debut.

He is already something of a globetrotter, having played at Toulouse, Twickenham, Budapest and Bucharest.

“Callum has been playing rugby since he was 10 years old,” mum Helen told the Tivy-Side ahead of the Zambia match.

“Rugby is his life.”

Having signed for the Scarlets at 16, Callum – who is related to Wales scrum-half Lloyd Williams – is an exciting player noted for his pace.

Helen, Callum’s dad Duane and sister Coral have been glued to the television by the action in Birmingham.

“It’s fantastic Callum’s a part of it,” said Helen, before the tournament began.

“We cannot believe it. The Games are such a big deal, yet Callum has worked so hard to get there - we are all so proud of him.”