Dragons back row Ross Moriarty insists Wales are ‘ready to go again’ as they close in on a potential Grand Slam success this weekend.
All-action forward Moriarty was to the fore in Murrayfield - as Wales secured a 18-11 success – as he made more carries than anyone else on the pitch.
And the 24-year-old is ready for another epic encounter this Saturday in Cardiff as Wales face an Ireland team that still have Six Nations hopes.
“We’ve had some difficult games in the Six Nations, but we are ready to go again,” Moriarty told the South Wales Argus.
“For every game at international level, you know that you can’t slip up. I say to myself every time that we go into a game that I am fighting for my spot. One mistake could mean I am out, and nobody wants that.
“Sometimes people don’t see the hard graft but against Scotland it showed across the board with all the forwards and all the backs, it was a big heavyweight slog.
“It was a very tough day at the office,” he added. “We came up short two years ago at Murrayfield but this time we showed a lot of character to pull through.
“This is my first opportunity at a Grand Slam and it’s what we set out to do at the beginning. Apart from winning a World Cup, it is the biggest thing for anyone in the northern hemisphere, so I’d be really happy to achieve one.
“We’ve been building nicely over 13 games and against Ireland we won’t take a backward step to try and continue the streak. They are a good team and we know what they are capable of.”
I say to myself every time that we go into a game that I am fighting for my spot. One mistake could mean I am out, and nobody wants that...