Wales have warned buoyant Scotland to beware "a wounded animal" in Sunday's RBS 6 Nations Championship clash at the Millennium Stadium.
Defence coach Clive Griffiths is confident his wounded Welsh players can instigate a backlash following their 47-13 hammering at the hands of England last Saturday.
"We have had a bad result and we are very despondent about it. But we've got 22 Welshmen out there on the weekend who are going to make every effort to put things back on track," he said.
"A wounded animal is always dangerous in my book, so hopefully we will be a dangerous animal on the weekend."
Wales were certainly hurt after the first stage of their Grand Slam title defence went so awry at Twickenham, but are now determined to look forward rather than back following the six tries to one reversal.
"Once your final debrief is over, having looked at the good, the bad and the ugly, you move on and that is what we have done," revealed Griffiths.
"We have moved on to Scotland and from now on it's just full focus on our friends from up north.
"We are certainly looking to up the ante on the weekend and get back to winning ways."
Griffiths admits, however, it is not going to be easy against a transformed Scotland who stopped early championship favourites France in their tracks.
But he believes that with both sides determined to play a positive brand of rugby it could be a memorable match on Sunday.
"I was very impressed with Scotland. With Frank Hadden taking over as Scotland coach, he has brought back a way of playing and a passion," he said.
"I spoke to Frank a couple of weeks ago and we are in many ways a victim of our own success because he said he wanted to play the Welsh way.
"He wants to get smiles back on the faces and people coming back through the turnstiles and he will be delighted with the way they acquitted themselves at the weekend.
"I think it was a case of France going there and grossly underestimating the opposition and getting their fingers burnt.
England flanker James Haskell insists he will be pushing as hard as possible to be back from a toe injury in time to make his case for a spot in Eddie Jones' side looking to defend their RBS 6 Nations title next year.