Wales head coach Gareth Jenkins admitted Saturday's clash with Scotland at Murrayfield could either make or break their RBS 6 Nations campaign.
Wales arrived in Edinburgh on the back of a frustrating 19-9 defeat to Ireland, in which they played some magnificent attacking rugby but failed to score a try.
And Jenkins is beginning to feel the pressure. Since he took charge last summer, Wales have only beaten Canada and the Pacific Islands, though they did draw 29-29 with Australia.
'It would be huge for the confidence of the team if we could win here,' said Jenkins.
'We put ourselves under pressure by losing last week and winning away is what keeps you in touch and gives you a realistic chance of being successful in the tournament.
'But it is more important to us this weekend because to go two down is hard going and we don't want to be there.
'This is a critical game. We have to deal with the pressure that brings but we are a proud nation and proud group of players coaches looking for that win.'
Scotland are facing a similar challenge to Wales after their opening round defeat to England.
Defeat for either side would, realistically, leave them needing a victory over Italy to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon.