Byrne has confidence in Wales
Lee Byrne believes Wales are capable of winning the Rugby World Cup.
Byrne and company booked a quarter-final appointment with Ireland in Wellington next Saturday after crushing Pool D opponents Fiji 66-0 at Waikato Stadium.
And asked if Wales could win the tournament, he said: "I would probably say so. We know Ireland played very well to beat Australia, and we will give them respect, but we will give it our best to try to go as far or further than any Welsh team has done in the World Cup."
He added: "The hard work has been done. We're in great shape for the knockout rounds after coming through a difficult pool.
"We are here for another week, but we want to stay for longer. The boys are really enjoying being at the tournament and we have got high ambitions.
"We are confident about our prospects against Ireland. It's just a case of seeing what happens on the day."
Wales' young guns once again came up trumps, all playing key roles against Fiji, with skipper Sam Warburton, wings George North and Leigh Halfpenny, centre Scott Williams and replacement scrum-half Lloyd Williams - they have a combined age of just 104 - scoring tries.
Wales not only avenged their World Cup elimination defeat against Fiji in Nantes four years ago, but also inflicted a tournament record defeat on the South Sea Islanders.
"George has now scored nine tries in 11 internationals, which says it all," Byrne added. "He has got something special. He's big, physical and is also exceptionally quick. His passing and skills are good as well, so he's got it all really.
"George has played more games for Wales than the Scarlets, which is incredible when you think about it."