The RBS 6 Nations match against Scotland is going to be a very tricky and very important one for the French team ahead of their final clash with England at the Stade de France.
Les Bleus have managed to put in place a game that gradually improved match after match, they are on a winning streak and it would be a bad thing if they suffered a loss at that time of the tournament.
For all these reasons the match will be tough psychologically. I have seen the players this week and they are all nervous. Scotland have lost all their matches so far and will be eager to bounce back in front of their crowd.
They are a proud nation of rugby and they want to show they can still be at the top. On the other hand, France will start favourites.
The withdrawals of No 8 Imanol Harinordoquy and scrum-half Jean-Baptiste Elissalde through injuries could play a determinant role as both players have key roles within the team.
I am not saying that the squad will be weakened by their absences but it might be affected because of the change even though Olivier Magne will be eager to show his potential.
This is going to be a difficult tie. France will have to grab as many points as possible and score tries - whether they lose or not - in a bid to secure a point-advantage for the title, if not the Grand Slam.
The Scots have a very efficient game and will be looking to break the pace of the French game and disturb the French third line. One way France can overcome that is to be as strong as possible in the scrum as they did against Wales two weeks ago.
I am wary of the Scots, they are a proud nation and certainly don't want to finish the tournament with the wooden spoon.