Coach Andy Robinson believes more Scottish players should take a leaf out of lock Nathan Hines' book if they are to avoid another disappointing RBS 6 Nations campaign.
Under the guidance of Frank Hadden, Scotland mustered just two points during last year’s competition, finishing fifth in the final table.
But the 33-year-old helped guide Perpignan to France's Top 14 title last year and has been an ever present force for Heineken Cup champions Leinster since moving to the Irish province over the summer.
Hines was also one of two Scots originally picked for the Lions tour to South Africa and Robinson insists he has set the example for others to follow.
"Players must work out what the game means to them and there are some great examples out there," said Robinson.
"Nathan Hines epitomises it. The culture he has grown up in, his Australian background, being relaxed but switching on when you go on the field and taking control of what you are doing.
"He takes control and we need a squad of 55 to 60 players who understand what they are doing."