Man of the match Martyn Williams (left) felt the engine room of the Wales pack had laid the foundations for a 38-8 victory over Italy in Rome.
Wales, buoyed by their win over England in Cardiff, underlined their RBS 6 Nations title credentials with a six-try show against the Azzurri at the Stadio Flaminio.
Williams and fellow flanker Jonathan Thomas, locks Brent Cockbain and Robert Sidoli, centre Tom Shanklin and wing Shane Williams all breached the Italian defence, with fly-half Stephen Jones adding four conversions.
Italy's powerful pack briefly threatened to muscle control away from Wales but the Welsh front five dug in and the visitors were in a different class behind the scrum.
"I can't give our front five enough credit," Williams told BBC1.
"They were really solid and so were our lineouts. We're happy with that."
Williams admitted there was a question mark over his try on the stroke of half-time when the video referee ruled he had managed to touch the ball against the foot of the post.
"It was quite debatable but I think it just touched the post," he said.
Wales carry momentum into their clash with France in Paris on February 26 after their opening two wins and Williams is confident they can handle the mounting expectations.
"Last week was a big win for us against a top side and hopefully we can push on now," he added.
Wales' win was their first away from home in the championship since 2001.
Wales flanker Sam Warburton admits he will be proud to lead his country out for a record 34th time this weekend and hopes to cap the day off with a memorable RBS 6 Nations victory against in-form Ireland.