Panaura-born Wallaroos skipper Grace Hamilton said her side's never been better-placed to take down New Zealand and Australian assistant coach Matt Tink, also Central West Rugby Union's CEO, echoed that sentiment when fronting the media on Wednesday.
In fact, he sent a bold message ahead of Saturday's showdown at Perth Stadium, saying "we believe we've got a chance and why wouldn't we?".
"Mate it's a Test match, you have to believe that you can win," a bullish Tink proclaimed.
As far as we're concerned New Zealand (are) great athletes, great rugby players, but they are just two arms, two legs.Wallaroos assistant coach Matt Tink
"Apparently they're the no.1 side in the world and they've earned the right to be called that I guess, but we're not viewing them as that.
"We're viewing them as a traditional rival and they may have had the best of us for a little while but that doesn't matter on Saturday, there's a genuine belief amongst our girls.
"We're not making up the numbers, it's not an exhibition game. These girls have a professional head but an amateur heart. They do all this for love, they're the Wallabies of the 70s and 80s.
"They go to work, study, live with mum and dad so they can play rugby. For them to show up and say we're just making up the numbers - not good enough."
Labelling this outfit a new breed of Wallaroos, Tink brushed aside suggestions the Black Ferns' imposing, undefeated record against the Australians gives them a leg-up, although he conceded it would give them plenty of confidence.
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"A couple of our girls have only been playing one or two years, they don't even know who [the Black Ferns] are," Tink said.
"We've got a few more experienced girls who may have the odd battle scar but we've removed those pretty quickly.
"As far as we're concerned New Zealand (are) great athletes, great rugby players, but they are just two arms and two legs."
Naturally the Central West supremo's comments will ignite a touch more fire in an already-spicy rivalry, which will more than likely come to a head in the battle up-front.
New Zealand have dominated the Australians through the forwards in recent years, but Tink said he's confident Hamilton and the rest of the Wallaroos' pack will rise to the challenge at Optus Stadium on Saturday night.
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Hamilton's barnstorming, player-of-the-game performances against Japan are obviously a reason for confidence, while the sheer size of the Wallaroos' pack and particularly the front-row rotation is too.
"As a forward pack we were a bit disappointed with our performances last year, we knew we could do better and it stung a little bit," Tink said.
"That hurt is good, that hurt has fed some of our training and the aggression on each other. I am really excited by the size of our pack. They're big but they're athletic as well and they work hard."
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"The Kiwis girls are obviously a bit bigger and probably a bit more athletic than the Japanese, it's pretty obvious to everybody. Technically we need to deliver at set-piece. We want top quality ball in attack from both scrum and lineout.
"We really need to stay in the fight there. And defensively we have to disrupt some of their ball. They launch off good ball and their nine is a great plater. But we if can disrupt some of their set-piece ball at the source, that will give our defence a good chance to get off the line and go whack."
Saturday's first Test against New Zealand kicks off at 5pm (AEST), before the Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup clash with the All Blacks.
- WALLAROOS: 1 Liz Patu, 2 Averyl Mitchell, 3 Evelyn Horomia, 4 Michaela Leonard, 5 Alisha Hewett, 6 Millie Boyle, 7 Emily Chancellor, 8 Grace Hamilton (c), 9 Georgia Cormick, 10 Trilleen Pomare, 11 Lori Cramer, 12 Ariana Hira-Herangi, 13 Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea, 14 Samantha Treherne, 15 Mahalia Murphy; Bench: 16 Ash Marsters, 17 Emily Robinson, 18 Christina Sekona, 19 Rebecca Clough, 20 Shannon Mato, 21 Iliseva Batibasaga, 22 Arabella McKenzie, 23 Mhicca Carter
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