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."
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.