France centre Yannick Jauzion believes throwing off the shackles has allowed his side to flourish in this year's RBS 6 Nations Championship.
Les Bleus' decision to adopt a more expansive game for the tournament has paid off so far, with victories in Italy and Ireland setting them up for what would be a morale-boosting Grand Slam ahead of the World Cup later this year.
Jauzion, one of the world's leading midfielders for a number of years, has been at the heart of this open, attacking gameplan, which has enabled the French to score six tries in their opening two games.
They look a different team to the one twice brushed aside by imperious New Zealand in November, before just squeezing past Argentina 27-26 in their final autumn Test.
And Jauzion is delighted to be part of a team so willing to play the type of attacking rugby France sides have been famous for down the years.
'We are trying to bring more variety to our game,' said the Toulouse star.
'It must be said that we aren't playing the same kind of opponents (as the autumn). That makes things easier.
'But it's true that we are trying to be more creative when we feel there is an opportunity.
'We are trying to throw open the game when it is judicious to do so, and not play in such a systematic way.
'The coaching staff have done their analysis and are asking us to be less over-cautious and be more bold when it is necessary. If all of us adopt the same dynamic, it could be interesting.'
Jauzion, who will earn his 39th cap in Saturday's clash with Wales at the Stade de France, admits confidence has returned to the France squad after their sobering experience in November.
With another home game, against Scotland, as well as a trip to Twickenham to play an England side still finding their feet under new coach Brian Ashton, the Grand Slam is there for the taking for Les Bleus.
But the ever-dangerous Welsh must be taken care of first, insists Jauzion.
'We are taking it one game at a time,' said the 28-year-old. 'If we could claim the Grand Slam, it would be a good omen.
'This would give added confidence to the squad. It would be good to bring back the trophy and lift our spirits months before the World Cup.'