JOSH Adams is hunting down World Cup legends as the Wales wing bids to continue his try-scoring streak in Sunday’s quarter-final against France.

Adams has already scored five tries in Japan, putting him one behind fellow speedster Shane Williams' Wales-best mark of six, set during the 2007 tournament.

The 24-year-old, who has swapped Worcester for Cardiff Blues, only made his Wales debut 20 months ago but averages a try every two games across 18 appearances.

Adams showcased outstanding finishing skills with a World Cup hat-trick against Fiji last week, which underlined why he is such an integral part of head coach Warren Gatland's plans.

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"I was told Shane is the record holder for Wales at a World Cup with six," Adams said.

"Fingers crossed, with three more games to go, hopefully, I can pip him. We will wait and see."

Three more touchdowns would put him level with Jonah Lomu, Bryan Habana and Julian Savea on the record figure of eight for most tries in one World Cup.

"It wouldn't be bad to join that list, would it?!" Adams added. "There are some legends there.

"You could argue it's the biggest week of my career so far with playing in a World Cup quarter-final.

"I would never have said I would be standing here telling you that 18 months ago, but I am over the moon to be here."

Adams has become a key figure in the Wales set-up and will pose a serious threat to France.

But he is also well aware of the challenge Les Bleus can offer, even though Wales have won seven of the countries' last eight meetings.

"France are renowned for being able to turn it on, and when they do, they are extremely dangerous," he added.

"They've got some quality players. At times in this competition they have looked really, really good.

"They definitely pose a threat to us, without a doubt. We have seven days now (to prepare), which is nice, especially after the four days we've just had (Wales played Fiji and Uruguay)."