Kevin Morgan has underlined Wales' huge self-belief as they prepare to put their RBS 6 Nations title ambitions on the line.
Morgan and his team-mates head to Paris this weekend for an eagerly-awaited showdown with unbeaten rivals France.
It will be Morgan's 30th Test appearance but his first RBS 6 Nations start for two years, and he is relishing the prospect.
"I have been part of squads who have struggled to win Six Nations games, so to come into a team firing on all cylinders and with a really good feel about itself is fantastic," he said.
"I don't think I have ever been part of a squad that backs itself so much, and is as together as a side as we are.
"The squad is of such strength at the moment that if you don't perform then you don't get picked for the next game."
Morgan's career has discovered a new lease of life since he joined the Newport-Gwent Dragons - and while most of his caps were won from the full-back position, he now finds himself on Wales' right wing.
"Injuries and getting back to form have played parts in reasons why I have not been picked," said Morgan, who made his Wales debut in 1997.
"It has been frustrating - but it is nice to be back in the squad. I have managed to get off the bench a couple of times for Wales this season and I feel I am ready to step up to the mark.
"Playing on the wing for the Dragons has benefited me, because it has shown that I am a
bit more versatile than maybe people thought I was."
England Under-18 head coach John Fletcher insists his young side will be better for the experience after beating Italy in the bronze final to round out their 2015 Rugby Europe U18 Championship campaign in style.