Wales head to Italy this weekend looking for their first back-to-back victories at the start of the Six nations Championship for 11 years.
But coach Mike Ruddock admits he is concerned about the threat the Italians pose, despite his side's rousing 11-9 victory over England in the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Italy gave much-fancied Ireland a real run for their money before going down 28-17 and Ruddock is wary of the threat they pose in this year's RBS 6 Nations.
"The Italian performance against Ireland brought us all back down to earth," admitted Ruddock, who has named the same starting XV who tasted victory over England for the first time in Cardiff for a dozen years.
"I had a smile on my face when I woke up on Sunday morning but as soon as I saw Italy play it focussed me and the rest of the group.
"We have to put the England game out of our mind. It's a fresh start.
"As far as I'm concerned it's 0-0 now in terms of thinking it's our first game, and we have to look at Italy as our first game, and we have to go away and win it.
"We genuinely believe we are a good side and there is a good camaraderie in the camp."
But Ruddock has banned any talk of Wales being potential winners of the championship for the first time since 1994.
"It's an old cliché but it's one game at a time because we know it's going to be a hugely difficult game in Rome," he admitted.
Wales are due to fly out to Rome on Thursday with only one injury concern after lock Brent Cockbain was give the all-clear following a slight neck problem.
Flanker Martyn Williams has been declared fit although he had not been in contact training until Wednesday.
Williams, who won his 50th cap against England, picked up a knee injury on Saturday.
As a precaution uncapped Cardiff Blues back-rower Robin Sowden-Taylor will travel to Rome as a 23rd man.
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.