OITA, 14 Oct - Aaron Shingler says Wales have built up a winning momentum he hopes will sweep them past France in Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final.
Wales go into the clash having topped Pool D with a perfect record after Sunday’s 35-13 victory over Uruguay at Kumamoto Stadium.
"We won four out of four and topped the group. It’s the first time since 1987 - since I was born,' said 32-year-old Shingler, pictured above.
"We are in a good place as a squad. It is going to be a great occasion against France.
"We beat them in the Six Nations and the momentum is with us, but they are a strong team and on the day they can be outstanding."
France will feel the benefit of having had a two-week break before the game at Oita Stadium after their final Pool C game with England was cancelled because of Typhoon Hagibis.
Wales have played two games in the same period though coach Warren Gatland was able to rest key players, making 13 changes for the Uruguay game.
"These games are all one-off games now, it depends what happens on the day,” said Shingler, who played at flanker against Uruguay but can also cover the second row.
"A lot of the boys have been rested and we can take the momentum of that winning streak into the quarter-final. Hopefully, from a personal point of view, I am involved, but if not I will be cheering the boys on."
Gatland expects to have a fully-fit 31-man squad training for the first time this week with fly-half Dan Biggar (head), winger George North (ankle) and centre Jonathan Davies (knee) all recovering.
The trio missed the game against Uruguay although Biggar did take part in the warm-up as he makes a comeback under return-to-play protocols for the second match in row.