Clive Griffiths feels the "wounds are healing" within the Wales camp following the shock departure of head coach Mike Ruddock.
Ruddock led Wales to their first grand slam in 27 years, but left his job last week citing "family reasons", with skills coach Scott Johnson put in temporary charge.
Defensive coach Griffiths maintains the playing squad must remain fully focused on the RBS 6 Nations Championship clash with Ireland on February 26.
"Personally I feel it is really disappointing for a great friend and colleague," said Griffiths.
"But professionally the job is still to be done and in the short term I am focused on the next challenge, and that is Ireland at Lansdowne Road."
Griffiths added on BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme: "It has happened and we all have to move on.
"I am not going to pretend it was not a bit of a dark cloud over proceedings [at training], but as time goes on, the wounds are healing and this week we know it is going to be full-on preparation for the Irish game."
As head coach Stuart Lancaster polishes the axe he will soon wield over his World Cup training squad, Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has backed Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie to be given a stay of execution.
Italy Under-20s held off a late Samoa blitz to retain their place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday and head coach Alessandro Troncon believes the experience will have served as a valuable lesson for his young troops.