Wales head coach Wayne Pivac wants his side to focus on the positives they had during the Six Nations campaign ahead of the upcoming series against South Africa.
Pivac's men currently are at ninth position in the World Rugby Rankings as they lost to New Zealand and South Africa in last year's autumn internationals and finished fifth in the Six Nations tournament earlier in the year where they lost four out of the five games.
Citing the game against France early in the year, where they managed to hold on the Les Bleus before they were eventually edged out 9-13, Pivac believes Wales can pose a challenge to the defending World Champions if they play to their potential.
“If we can hold South Africa to one try, as we did against France, then we would be pretty pleased,” said Pivac.
“There was some good stuff that came out of that Six Nations, let’s not forget that.
“What we need to do from a team perspective is focus on the good stuff we put out there, build on it and make sure we have that on a regular basis over 80 minutes week in, week out.
“That is the challenge for us. We know how well we can play when we put it together.
“We’ve got to make sure we do that from the first minute to the 80th to stand a chance in these Test matches. It is something we are talking about.
“Not only do we have to be prepared physically, but mentally as well. The right mindset to be able to stick to task for the full 80 minutes is going to be a big challenge.”
The three-game Test series between Wales and South Africa will kick-off on 2nd July at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.