Ospreys skipper Alun Wyn Jones could win his 50th Welsh cap against England next month - but he is not looking past his next training session on Wales' World Cup camp in Poland.
Jones has already packed a British and Irish Lions tour and a World Cup into a career which began less than five years ago in Argentina and has also seen him lead his country.
But the physically imposing 26-year-old is taking nothing for granted as Wales prepare to face England twice and Argentina at the Millennium Stadium before leaving for the global showpiece event in New Zealand later this year.
Jones commented: "If I get there at Twickenham or back home in front of the home fans it would be a special moment for me, but I don't want to think too far ahead. I'm not counting my chickens by any stretch and I need to keep my head down, work hard and stay fit and hope that I get the opportunity.
"This is one of those years with only a short amount of time off and getting to that World Cup will be about endurance. If you can gain selection, when the squad is announced you have to get on with it and don't take a step back," he said.
Jones has faced England on five occasions for Wales and has three wins under his belt, one at Twickenham in 2008 and two at the Millennium Stadium in 2007 and 2009.
He continued: "It would be nice to add to the win ration, but England are on a roll at the moment, so much so that they put themselves in Grand Slam contention in the Six Nations.
"We put ourselves in contention for the title as well going into that last game and, albeit we lost that final game which moved us down the final table, but we put some really good performances together too," he added.
Every time Wales and England meet it is a highly uncompromising affair, and Jones is expecting nothing less at Twickenham.
He explained: "We hit a bit of form as well in the Six Nations and we will want to carry that with us to Twickenham. They are our nearest neighbours and our closest rivals because of that.
"It's a bit of a cliché to call them the old enemy, but there is a strong history there and we will relish the opportunity of facing them both on their home soil and back in Cardiff at the Millennium Stadium," said Jones.
Jones is currently attending Wales' second training camp at the Olympic training venue in Spala Poland, but he says the squad are keeping a close eye on what is happening in the Southern Hemisphere at the moment, with two World Cup Pool D opponents - Fiji and Samoa - both in action.
He said: "Samoa have been there or there abouts for a number of years and we know how tough they are from facing them in 2009 We have seen their victory over Australia in detail, they took an unassailable lead early in that second half after going in up at the break and they held their ground.
"First and foremost with every team we play we must and do respect every opponent. Both Fiji and Samoa are similar in that they have a host of players who have been performing week in week out in the premiership. When they get together in New Zealand they will be hoping that it will all come together for them," he warned.
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