Rassie Erasmus believes Munster are a work in progress and nobody is getting carried away after they made it 14 wins from 15 outings when they thrashed Dragons 45-17 on Friday night.
The win keeps them on top of the table, with Springbok Jaco Taute scoring twice, while Andrew Conway, Dave Kilcoyne and Ronan O'Mahony also crossed on a night when a penalty try saw them wrap up the bonus point before the break.
Erasmus said that there is still a lot of work to do, although he admits that the progress is there to be seen. "We can see it. But from what Axel did last year and the previous coaches, the team is always improving. Take the last three games of last season when we had to qualify to stay in the European Cup, guys are on an upward curve, so we are more seeing a long-term project.
"Guys like Dave O'Callaghan going into second-row and Jack O'Donoghue getting man of the match, Duncan Williams stepping up when Conor Murray isn't here, Andrew Conway coming in after his injury, so there are so many positives, but if you only look at the positives you will get carried away.
"There is so much hard work to do. If you want to build into a squad like a Saracens or one of those teams, it is going to take time."