All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has issued a warning to Wales by saying they are the team New Zealand want to beat the most on their end-of-year tour.
New Zealand face Scotland, Italy, Wales and England but Hansen, who was Wales' coach between 2002 and 2004, admitted that a win over the Dragons in Cardiff on 24 November would give him the most satisfaction.
"It is a rare thing and it is always nice going back to Wales," he told Walesonline
"It is a special place for me and I felt as if I had 25 years of experience in three seasons.
"It was a good time because I learned a lot and met some great people.
"But it is like anything and they (Wales) are the ones you want to beat the most.
"So let's hope we go over there and put in a performance that we can be proud of."
The All Blacks won the inaugural Rugby Championship and notched 16 consecutive victories before drawing their most recent match with Australia last month.
Their last defeat in the northern hemisphere was in their World Cup quarter-final against France at the Millennium Stadium in 2007 and Hansen insists his players are still highly motivated to finish another European tour unbeaten..
"I think people should look to enjoy these occasions playing Wales and England because they are going to be rippers," he added.
"Wales will be really backing themselves to put one over on us.
"Those are the types of challenges you need at this time of year because it has been a long 12 months and you need something to get you motivated.
"Our fans have huge expectations but you would not want that to change anyway.
"It is those expectations which have set the scene for every All Black team in our history.
"If the fans' expectation is high, the players and coaches have to set that level of expectation even higher. That has helped created the legacy we have today."