Wales skipper Gareth Thomas has told his side to keep their feet on the ground following their lightning start to the RBS 6 Nations.
Victories over England and Italy have given Welsh fans genuine hope that the 11-year wait for championship glory might finally be over.
France are the next hurdle to overcome if Wales are to continue their march to the Grand Slam - and Thomas revealed his side are relishing the trip to Paris in two weeks.
''We are far from the finished article. We have taken a lot of knocks in our time and I do not think we can call ourselves a great team yet,'' he said.
''The players realise we still have a very long way to go. Another step on the ladder is going to Paris and trying to perform like we did against Italy.
''It is going to be difficult because the Stade de France is not an easy place to go but we must be confident - the boys are chomping at the bit.
''We are excited because we performed well in the autumn and have won two in a row in the Six Nations. We want to play the next game - the winning feeling is indescribable.''
Wales romped to a one-sided 38-8 triumph at the Stadio Flaminio, underlining their title credentials with an emphatic six-try destruction of Italy.
Mike Ruddock's men had won their previous two encounters against the Azzurri but their last trip to Rome ended in disaster with a humbling 30-22 defeat.
Those painful memories were consigned to history in ruthless fashion on Saturday - although Thomas insists events of two years ago were never used as motivation.
He said: ''What happened back then did not provide us with any extra determination to win. We are a good team which is well coached and we are going in our own direction.
''We went to Rome as a Welsh team in our own right. The defeat was not really spoken about - we do not go on about what has happened in the past.''
A blistering start underpinned Wales' victory as the early onslaught unleashed by Italy was stopped dead in its tracks.
Flanker Jonathan Thomas strolled over in the fifth minute, Luciano Orquera replied shortly after for Italy and then it was one-way traffic as Martyn Williams, Brent Cockbain, Shane Williams, Robert Sidoli and Tom Shanklin added further tries.
''There was big emphasis on starting well after seeing what Italy did to Ireland last weekend. We knew that if Italy got going and the crowd got behind them, it would become very hard,'' said Thomas.
''I emphasised to the boys that we had to concentrate right from kick-off - we could not afford to let our minds wonder. We had to stay together and work for each other and that is what we did.''
Thomas had a word of praise for his forwards, who made a mockery of pre-match predictions that they would find it tough against the vaunted Azzurri pack.
He said: ''As a back I get a good view of our forwards and their work rate is phenomenal. They are playing out of their skin at the moment and are making things much easier for us.''
England flanker James Haskell insists he will be pushing as hard as possible to be back from a toe injury in time to make his case for a spot in Eddie Jones' side looking to defend their RBS 6 Nations title next year.