Warren Gatland believes Wales will go a long way at this World Cup

Warren Gatland will exit from Wales role at end of World Cup
Warren Gatland will exit from Wales role at end of World Cup
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Wales head coach Warren Gatland is confident of his side's chances in the upcoming World Cup that kicks-off in Japan next month.

Gatland's side suffered a setback with two defeats from three games in their World Cup warm-up games including a 17-22 loss against Ireland on Saturday in Cardiff.

Nevertheless, the 55-year-old brushed aside any concerns and believes they have their best chance to win the maiden title in the showpiece event.

“I think we’ve massively overachieved in what we’ve done in the last 12 years,” said Gatland.

“We are not finished yet. If we are mentally and physically right, we’re capable of beating anyone in the world. I honestly believe we will go a long way at this World Cup.”

Wales had an outstanding year as they clinched the Grand Slam in Six Nations tournament and went on to reach the pole position in the World Rugby Rankings when they toppled England 13-6.

Gatland is set to announce the World Cup squad on Sunday afternoon.

“I think it’s the best squad in terms of the depth we’ve got,” he added. “If we do pick up a few injuries as we did in 2015, I think we would be able to cope so much better now.

“The expectation from ourselves is that we will be very disappointed if we don’t make the quarter-finals, and that’s step one. Then you take every game as it comes.”

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