Wales wing George North has said he is relishing the chance to test himself against New Zealand, a side he feels set the highest standards in rugby.
The powerful 20-year-old, who has taken to Test rugby like a duck to water, knows the Welsh face the best in November but is up for the challenge.
"I saw the highlights of their game against Australia," North told Sky Sports ahead of facing Argentina, Samoa, the All Blacks and Wallabies.
"It looked like a great game. It was 18-all and New Zealand were going for a record number of wins and that kind of sets the standard.
"If those two can battle for 80 minutes and it comes down to a drop-goal, I think that's the standard we have got to try and compete at if we want to be top three in the world."
North was part of the Welsh squad that fell to a disappointing 3-0 series whitewash in Australia over June, which saw his team take a step backwards following their Six Nations Grand Slam earlier in the year. But the wing remains confident of upsetting the southern hemisphere nations over next month.
"Every team has got its negative points where you can beat them. When it comes to the game you have just got to play what you see," he added.
"If they look at us, they can see ways they can beat us but I'm sure we will sit down, analyse their game and work out different ways of having a crack at them."