Jennifer Davies (pictured scoring against Ireland) said winning the Triple Crown was a 'dream come true.'
The Welsh Women's team, who are still basking in Triple Crown glory, have predicted the good times will continue to roll under Jason Lewis.
For 22 years Wales have been attempting to win the Triple Crown and for 22 years they've failed but that all changed last Saturday when Mellissa Berry led her side to a hard fought 13-10 victory over Ireland.
Following victories over Scotland, England, and Italy, Wales finished runners-up to England in the championship to secure qualification for next year's World Cup tournament which was always Lewis's major goal.
"Winning the Grand Slam would have been better," responded a delighted Lewis when asked what it was like to have been the man to finally have broken the barren spell. "But to be honest, winning the Triple Crown is an added bonus. Before the championship began we set ourselves the target of finishing in the top two and claiming World Cup qualification. We achieved both those goals so we have got to be pleased with that."
Senior members of the squad are hoping their recent success will be a springboard to further success.
Jennifer Davies, a tryscorer against Ireland said it was a dream come true to have finally captured the Triple Crown.
"It was an amazing experience to win it - we are still in a daze. But the girls have worked really hard and stuck together. There is a really good mix at the moment with experienced players playing alongside some younger players so the future looks really bright. Hopefully the Triple Crown can be used as a stepping stone as we head towards next year's World Cup."
Her sentiments were echoed by vice-captain Clare Flowers, who said: "There is a lot of self belief in this squad. We never give up and always give 110 per cent. We work for each other and I think our results this season have proved that."
Despite his team's success, Lewis bemoaned the loss to France which cost his side a championship Grand Slam.
"Without doubt the highlight was beating England. After the game I sent a text to all the players saying that after my marriage and birth of my kids, that was the happiest day of my life. But there is a little bit of regret with the defeat out in France. The result which saw England destroy France shows that we didn't turn up on the day [against France] but the players will learn from that experience."
Lewis also paid tribute to his backroom team who have all offered tremendous support this season. "As well as the players, the management - where we have six or seven dedicated staff like physios, doctor, analysts, coaches all played a crucial role both on and off the field while Sophie Bennett, WRU Women's Performance manager, has been first class."
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.