Martyn Williams admits Wales 'aint done nothing yet' despite their glorious homecoming from the World Cup.
The vice-captain has been revelling in his side's showing in Australia after so many disappointments in recent years.
And he is convinced that Wales' try-scoring exploits against the All Blacks and World Cup winners England were a sign of better times to come.
But after so many anti-climaxes Williams, one of the most experienced players in the Wales squad, is too aware of the dangers of complacency.
And in an attempt to bring his young teammates back down to earth, the British Lion insists success Down Under will be in vain if Wales fail to claim a major scalp in the Six Nations championship.
'Too often we have produced encouraging performances that have given everyone hope for the future but then paid the price for sitting back, this time we have to take it on,' said Williams, who has been involved with Wales for the last seven years.
'It was great to come home and see everyone so happy - it made quite a change to be honest.
'It has felt recently like everyone has been depressed and moaning every time we come home, but this time there is a really positive feel about Welsh rugby at last.
'But the biggest things for us, as a squad, is that we do not get too carried away with what happened in Australia.
'Yes we had two awesome performances against two of the best teams in the world but we still lost. People need to realise that and put things into perspective.
'What we desperately need is a win against one of the big five and the time to do that is in the Six Nations against the likes of England, France or Ireland. That would be the real boost this team needs.
'We have got some great young players in this squad who showed at the World Cup that they can compete at that level and we have taken a lot of confidence from the tournament.
'We outscored England three tries to one in the quarter-final and proved we're not that far off. It was frustrating because the win was there for us.
'But if that game showed anything it was the importance of a winning habit. We gave a great performance but in the end it came down to a team who is used to winning and a team who isn't.
'Yes we played well against Canada, did what had to be done against Tonga and then gave a good display against Italy considering the pressure that was on us and I don't think the boys got enough credit for what they did.
'But we need a big win to really give these young players the self-belief that is needed to start winning things. When they do I think we could have something special.'
And while Williams predicts big things for young players such as Gethin Jenkins, Jonathan Thomas and Robert Sidoli, he also believes Steve Hansen is the man help them realise their potential.
Hansen has always insisted that he will not look to extend his stay beyond next year's Six Nations when his contract expires due to family commitments back in New Zealand.
Wales U20 duo Leon Brown and Lloyd Lewis face a busy couple of weeks ahead. Not only will they have a Junior World Championship to take part in, they are both sitting A Level exams during the competition.
Wales U20 face a tough group in the Junior World Championship with France, England and Japan lying in wait but Attack coach Jason Strange and back rower Tom Phillips are looking forward to the campaign ahead.
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
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.