Centre Scott Williams has singled out his teammate Rhys Priestland for praise as a player who will surprise opponents with his talent in Rugby World Cup 2011.
South Africa are a physically big team but we have the players to deal with that
Williams said the young number 10 has all the skills to impress against South Africa in Wales' Pool D opener in Wellington tomorrow.
Williams, who starts the game on the bench, said despite his age he will be surrounded by experience in the Wales backline.
Williams said: "I have played alongside Rhys a lot of times and he has got all the qualities. On his day he can be one of the best number tens in Wales.
"Our 10 may be younger than his South African opponent but we have got a lot of experience in our backline."
Williams spoke of his own delight at being involved in Warren Gatland's squad and his determination to surprise a few people at his first Rugby World Cup.
He said: "I was surprised to be selected but now I am just happy to be involved. The boys are confident we can do well and the preparations have been truly excellent. South Africa are a physically big team but we have the players to deal with that."
Williams has made a huge impression since embarking on his senior rugby career with the Scarlets and Wales.
"I've improved my game so much by being involved and just learning from the other players around me," he said.
Williams praised Warren Gatland and his coaching team and said he has now developed a hunger to get more Wales honours.
He said: "Once you have put that jersey on once you just want to put it on again and again. You don't want to be left out - you just want to keep playing.
"It hasn't really sunk in how big this competition is yet so for now I am just trying to take it in my stride. Nobody knows too much about me at the moment but I am determined to make my mark."
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.