Scotland coach Frank Hadden is hoping for a fast start when they open their RBS 6 Nations campaign against Wales next month.
The Dragons travel to Murrayfield on February 8 for their first match in defence of their RBS 6 Nations crown.
And Hadden is desperate to notch up a victory over Warren Gatland's side in order to get his side riding on a wave of optimism among the players and supporters.
Last year, Scotland failed to establish any momentum after a dispiriting opening-weekend defeat against France in Edinburgh.
The former Edinburgh coach said: “Momentum is vital in such a short round of matches so we know the importance of starting well and getting a big Scottish crowd behind us.
“Wales are the current Grand Slam champions. Their regional format is working efficiently and paying dividends.
“They are a settled, star-studded side and they proved with their win against Australia during the Autumn Tests that they are currently one of the best sides in the world.”