Ryan Jones's good luck message to New Zealand's World Cup team obviously did the trick after the All Whites stunned the footballing world after the All Whites claimed a famous 1-1 draw with Slovakia in South Africa.
The All Whites had never gained a single point in the World Cup finals but a late late goal by defender Winston Reid earned them a shock share of the spoils against their more fancied rivals.
Jones, who was a goalkeeper for the Bristol City schoolboy side before switching to rugby, sent the All Whites a good luck message on behalf of the Wales team before the Kiwis kicked off their campaign.
"Wales and New Zealand have always had a special relationship because of our love for rugby and Wales didn't make the World Cup so we have all been on the look-out for a team to get behind," said Jones, in Wellington.
"Despite our national rivalry I'd personally like to see England do well and I think the likes of Italy, Argentina and Spain will be right there to the end.
"But I'll certainly be keeping an eye out for the All Whites as well and would like to wish them the very best of luck against Slovakia."
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.