If Wales can complete the Grand Slam in the 2019 Guinness Six Nations – then Sir Gareth Edwards will happily concede that Warren Gatland’s side are the greatest Welsh team of all time.
Quite some claim from the man who re-wrote the record books in Welsh rugby in their stunning side of the 1970s.
But in our exclusive interview with the greatest player of them all, the former scrum-half runs the rule over Gatland’s record-breakers who need to down Scotland this weekend and Ireland next to seal the Grand Slam.
And Edwards – who won three Grand Slams and five Triple Crowns in his glittering career – admits that none of his sides of the seventies will be able match the class of 2019 if they extend their winning run to 14 games.
“If they took a Grand Slam on top of this run they are on, you cannot argue with that,” he told the Guinness Six Nations website.
“And to be fair, their win against England has raised their status still further.
“Nobody can say they didn’t play strong teams, fashionable teams, they will be out there on their own.
“Records are how teams are remembered, on achievement. There was a bit of tongue in cheek with Eddie Jones before the England game.
“But I would have no qualms in recognising that and endorsing what other people have said. It is a bloody fine record and they should be proud of it. Now they need to finish the job.”
Read our full interview on Saturday with the great man, who talks trophies and tries, fishing and friendships and also picks out the toughest opponents he ever faced.