Cardiff Blues star Jamie Roberts says the British & Irish Lions are "game ready and raring to go" for the first Test against the Springboks.
It is only a year ago that Roberts played inside centre for the first time on the international stage for Wales against South Africa. Now he has risen to the heights of partnering Brian O'Driscoll in the British & Irish Lions Test side.
"On a personal level, it is nuts, crazy. This is the highlight of my rugby career - an unbelievable achievement," said the 22-year-old Roberts.
"I hope it will be an inspiration for any young player. We have seen Leigh Halfpenny and Keith Earls, guys who are younger than me, show they can reach this stage so early on in their careers
"For those young professionals in the academies it proves that if you really work hard enough you can reach this level in a couple of years.
"We have a fantastic opportunity as a Lions touring team to get a victory out here. We know this game is going to push us all to new limits.
"Fitness wise, we know how tough it is going to be. It is going to be like nothing the boys have ever experienced before, but the guys are getting mentally prepared for that."
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.