Scotland coach Matt Williams wants his players to put the disappointment of the RBS 6 Nations opener behind them as he prepares to name his team for the game against Ireland on Saturday.
The Scots had been looking for a huge improvement in fortunes against France in Paris after a disappointing November Test series but were hit by Damien Traille try and lost 16-9.
Williams must now decide whether to keep faith with the XV who played so admirably against the French when Ireland arrive at Murrayfield.
But the former Leinster coach must wait on the fitness of two Paris heroes
Wing Simon Danielli has a bruised thigh while back row forward Jason White is suffering from a bruised bicep although neither is expected to miss out.
However, the presence of Lions coach Sir Clive Woodward at a Murrayfield training session on Tuesday will have encouraged many players ahead of the Ireland match.
Lock Stuart Grimes is convinced recent history against the Irish can inspire Scotland at Murrayfield.
With the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in spring of 2001, the Six Nations internationals were delayed for several months.
But, upon their recommencement, Scotland ran out 32-10 winners to wreck Irish hopes of a possible Grand Slam.
Grimes told the Edinburgh Evening News: ''Ireland came over in a match re-arranged for a hot September afternoon in 2001 expecting to wrap up Scotland followed by Wales before confronting England for the clean sweep at Lansdowne Road in the final leg.
''It didn't quite happen like that as we came through 32-10 and there is maybe a lesson for Saturday's encounter in the way Scotland played that day.
''That means again taking the game to Ireland with some powerful ball carrying as well as closing down their key playmakers in defence.
''Back in 2001, what is happening in the Six Nations at the moment - with everybody very quick to write off Scotland - was happening also.
''So it would be nice to know we are still capable of shocking people with our form and maybe even kick-starting another of the cycles of results for which the series is renowned.''
As head coach Stuart Lancaster polishes the axe he will soon wield over his World Cup training squad, Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has backed Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie to be given a stay of execution.
Italy Under-20s held off a late Samoa blitz to retain their place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday and head coach Alessandro Troncon believes the experience will have served as a valuable lesson for his young troops.