One win means nothing claims Moon
Recalled Welsh scrum-half Rupert Moon refused to bask in the glory of a Six Nations triumph against Scotland and insisted one win means nothing.
He coaxed Llanelli team-mates Stephen Jones and Matt Cardey throughout the 80 minutes, and galvanised his flagging troops in the third quarter when the match seemed to be drifting away from them.
But there were no huge celebrations in the dressing room, despite a week of trauma in the Principality which shows no sign of dying away just yet. "There was no dancing, no skipping, no champagne - that was one game," said the 32-year-old scrum-half who was making his first international appearance after a five-year absence. "We are very good at winning when our backs are against the wall, but we have
to do it against Ireland in two weeks. We have to stand up and be counted."
After a week Wales would prefer to forget it was a testament to the character of the revamped side chosen by Henry that they were able to repel persistent Scottish pressure and record a win courtesy of a try in each half from Neath winger Shane Williams.
"It was a chance in a lifetime and I wasn't going to miss the opportunity," said Moon of his shock call to replace axed British Lion Rob Howley. "I am not the best scrum-half technically, but I fit into a team environment and was asked to do a particular job. I certainly knew I was back in an international team with the tackling, my head nearly came off at one point. There were some big shots coming in but our defence was excellent."
Moon reserved special words of praise for his Stradey Park team-mates Jones and Cardey. Jones booted home 16 points on his first Test start, while Cardey recovered from a shaky opening to prove a solid customer in defence and attack. " have been in some cauldrons with Steve in the Heineken Cup and he will
stand by your shoulder and not let you down. He is anxious to keep hold of the shirt because he doesn't want to be a one-game wonder. But he is a ball carrying, tackling, kicking fly-half and there are not many
of those. Matt showed glimpses of brilliance and is a great player in the making."