Ryan Jones has vowed Wales will blast out of the blocks when they continue their autumn Test series by tackling Samoa.
Wales have been left to reflect on what might have been against New Zealand, losing a 21st successive fixture at the All Blacks’ hands.
A 19-12 Millennium Stadium defeat continues a winless run against the southern hemisphere giants that stretches back to 1953.
But Jones and company must now pick themselves up for three more challenging November appointments with Samoa on Friday, Argentina and then England’s Twickenham conquerors Australia.
“We possibly deserved more,” said the Ospreys number eight.
“But no one ever remembers a loser, do they?
“We were a little bit rusty, perhaps, at times. But we’ve got a game under our belt now.
“We’ve got that experience to draw upon and we will go into Friday night firing.”