He said: "The autumn set a benchmark for our performances and that was a level up. We tried to get an attacking rhythm and it was good to see interchange between forwards and backs. It was a great try from Mark Cueto and then a completely different try when Lewis Moody was driven over.
"We have great leadership. Martin Corry led the team tremendously well, Charlie Hodgson leading the attack and Lewis Moody leading the defence have been superb. This is a whole team effort.
"This is about growing a team. We have very solid foundations and you are seeing the start of it. Wales asked a lot of questions of us. Dwayne Peel was given one gap and took it and they scored a very, very good try. They didn't make many errors.
"There were two sides out there who wanted to go and attack each other."