Robin McBryde is jealous of Wayne Pivac and his Wales coaching team because of the bright young talent they will have to work with when targeting the next World Cup.

The Warren Gatland era ends on Friday when Wales take on New Zealand in the third-place play-off in Tokyo.

The head coach, forwards boss McBryde and defence chief Shaun Edwards will be leaving their roles along with attack coach Rob Howley, who was sent home before the start of the tournament because of an alleged breach of World Rugby's betting regulations

Pivac has left the Scarlets for the top job and will be assisted by backs coach Stephen Jones, who was brought in early after the Howley shock, and Jonathan Humphreys.

McBryde will take up a post with PRO14 champions Leinster and will watch on as the likes of Wyn Jones, Rhys Carre, Elliot Dee, Dillon Lewis, Adam Beard and Aaron Wainwright continue to grow on the Test stage.

"I've had my time, but I am jealous of any coach that is going to grab hold and work with these players," he said McBryde.

"Look at the ages of some of them and the successful experiences they've had. Any coach, coming in to work with these individuals, they have to be excited.

"The talent there - Tomos Williams to name one who has stood out, Aaron Wainwright is another one. These are young men who have got really bright futures."

Wales face a five-day turnaround from their 19-16 semi-final loss to South Africa to a clash with an All Black side stung by a shock loss to England, who outplayed them in all facets.

Wales have to patch themselves up for a game that many wish wasn't happening… but not McBryde.

The coaching team have one last crack at New Zealand and ending the 30-game streak that goes back to the 1953 win.

"Obviously, there was a big disappointment after coming so close to making it to the final," said McBryde. "But it has gone, it's done and we just have to focus on the next game.

"It's the last game of the World Cup playing against the All Blacks. It's a fantastic opportunity to go out there and just enjoy it.

"There is no pressure on either side, so hopefully we can play with freedom, and having nothing to lose allows you to do that.

"New Zealand will also be a very dangerous team because of that, but we just have to enter into the spirit of the occasion, go out there and make it a great game.

"The game against South Africa was a tense affair, quite a tight game really. I think it will be the complete opposite on Friday night.

"There will be two teams going out there and wanting to show their skills. Hopefully, it will be a good advert for rugby as well.

"I don't think it would be the same if we were facing somebody else, because the All Blacks are the All Blacks. Not every team gets the opportunity to face them, especially in a World Cup."

Asked what it would mean to beat the All Blacks, McBryde said: "It's the only thing we haven't done, isn't it? It's the last opportunity for us.

"It would be good to get one over on Steve Hansen - he's miserable as hell, isn't he? I can say that because I know him pretty well.

"I've got the utmost respect for them as a coaching team. We go back a long way. I look forward to crossing paths again, and if we manage to get one over on them, then brilliant."