Adam Jones is bracing himself for a tough battle against Fiji.
Prop Adam Jones is preparing for a set piece battle against Fiji which he insists Wales will have to win if the South Sea islanders are to be repelled.
He said all the team will be looking for a victory against the Pacific islanders because Wales need to maintain their Rugby World Cup pool momentum.
But the Wales number three has warned his teammates they will have to be at their best when they take on Fiji at Hamilton.
Jones admitted Wales were hurt by being held to a draw by Fiji in their last encounter at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
He said: "We want to get out and put the record straight by banishing some ghosts. This is a test match and we can only go out there with the intention of winning it. If we are to get into the quarters we want to get there without another loss."
He said part of his confidence is based on the skills on show within the current squad. "It's a young Wales squad and this is a really strong team which is very talented indeed."
Jones insists that analysis of recent Fiji games has pinpointed the need to dominate them at scrum time.
"Samoa dominated the scrums against Fiji and we will be setting out to do exactly the same," he said.
Jones packs down alongside his Ospreys teammate Huw Bennett with the Blues loosehead Gethin Jones completing a powerful front row.
The Wales bench has heavyweight front row options with Osprey Paul James joined by the Dragons hooker Lloyd Burns. Jones said set piece dominated must be balanced with a territorial gameplan which sees Wales playing rugby in the opposition half.
He said: "We have to be careful where and when we play our rugby because Fiji is a good attacking side and they have caused us problems in the last few games."
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
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'.