Byron Kelleher reckons Wales can make history by beating the All Blacks this summer.
Wales coach Warren Gatland returns to his homeland for a daunting two-Test tour, and despite the Dragons not tasting success over New Zealand since 1953, former All Blacks scrum-half Kelleher believes Wales can cause a major shock.
Kelleher, 33, said: "Wales have the players to beat the All Blacks and I'm sure Gatland will be fired up for that one. He'll be revving up the boys today. And the All Blacks won't have good preparation.
"They normally have a week before they can play a Test match but they will go straight off a Super 14 competition while Wales will have a bit of time together and cohesion and team work and ethic."
Kelleher helped Toulouse into the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup with a crushing 42-16 win over French rivals Stade Francais.
And the confident number nine believes the heat will be turned up as the 2011 World Cup hosts bid to claim the world title for the first time.
Kelleher added: "New Zealand's last game against France probably saw the French team at their best - they had a great autumn series.
"They are building like they were before the 2007 World Cup and I'm sure they have plans in place to make sure they don't miss out at home in New Zealand.
"They are a very experienced coaching staff and with experience you have to have your highs and lows."
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.