But four other defeats, including narrow reversals against Italy and Ireland, mean there are areas to work on for Edwards and co with a World Cup to come later this year.
"The big thing was getting the win, whether it was 3-0 or a 50-pointer, it didn't matter how we did it," he said.
"We knew that if we start well, like we have done in the last few games, getting points on the board was the key for us and we put the game to bed.
"It's a shame we couldn't kick on and the second half was not acceptable at this level.
"We had five new caps this tournament, tried to play the style of rugby we want to play and we are trying to get all those elements into one performance.
"We slipped up in our first game but overall good progress was made over the five games.
"The squad has not given up, we showed we can be an internationally competent side and we have to challenge ourselves to put in a full performance."