Perhaps the least fancied Tier one nation heading into this year’s Rugby World Cup, Wales travel to France as rank outsiders to leave their mark on the tournament.
Most experts have suggested that an appearance in the quarterfinals would be a good result for the Welsh.
Yet, this would clearly not be the feeling within the camp as Warren Gatland ramps up for what will be his fourth World Cup in charge.
During his previous three campaigns, Wales have made two semi-finals in 2011 and 2019. In between these last four appearances was a narrow loss to the Springboks in the 2015 quarterfinals.
Hallmarks of these squads was a relentless work rate built on a base of exceptional physical and mental resilience.
Whilst it will take more than a great mindset to get through this year’s tournament, Wales have been hard at work ensuring that they are not found wanting in this department.
Offering exceptional insight into just how hard the squad have been pushing, the Welsh Rugby Union media team have produced some exceptional content.
In a recent episode, the film crew join the squad in Switzerland, where they have been undertaking warm weather and altitude training.
Mixing in player interviews with training highlights, the video makes for a great watch for all rugby fans.