Head coach Gareth Jenkins has challenged his men to bring the pride back to Welsh rugby with a victory over RBS 6 Nations Championship leaders France in Paris.
And Jenkins believes his Dragons have the firepower to do it following the return to fitness of winger Shane Williams and centre Tom Shanklin.
Wales arrived in Paris on the back of defeats to Ireland and Scotland in which they failed to score a try and, at Murrayfield, never even threatened to.
The manner of Wales' 21-9 defeat to the Scots prompted criticism aimed at the coach, the forwards specialist Robin McBryde and the captain Stephen Jones.
But Jenkins insists his men have learned a 'hard lesson' and are determined to extend Wales' extraordinary record against France in Paris.
Wales have won on three of their four visits to the Stade de France dating back to 1999, including the stunning triumph in 2005 during the Grand Slam campaign.
Jenkins said: 'This is a big game for us. We have now lost two games out of two. The betting people would give us no chance - but that isn't the case.
'I feel as if we have had good preparation. We have learned hard lessons and the players realise they let a lot of people down two weeks ago in the way they played and they want to put that right.
'We have got to play well tomorrow (Saturday), we want to play well tomorrow and it's important we play well tomorrow so we can justify a performance to the fans.
'We are very realistic that France are a good team. Over the first two rounds it looks like they are tournament favourites.
'But Wales' success here has been quite phenomenal. Let's hope we can make it four wins from five tomorrow.'
Crucial injuries and the suspension of Gareth Thomas forced Jenkins to dip deep into his reserves for the opening two matches.
Chris Czekaj played on the left wing while Hal Luscombe started on the right wing against Ireland and Wales' attacking potency suffered as a result.
But Jenkins is now edging back towards his strongest side with Williams and Shanklin fit again and back in the starting XV.