Adam Jones and his fellow Welsh forwards are determined to set the perfect platform for star backs Gavin Henson and Shane Williams by dominating the powerful France pack tomorrow.
The Welsh back division relishes quick ball but the French are particularly adept at slowing it down, as they did to England a fortnight ago at Twickenham.
So Jones is acutely aware neutralising the French power up front will allow the likes of Henson, Williams and Gareth Thomas to weave their magic in open spaces.
Jones said: "If we get stuffed in the front five our backs have had it.
"The mentality of the French is 'scrum, scrum, scrum'.
"We will see how good France are and the scrum is the key.
"I just hope the pair (Williams and Henson) carry on where they left off against Italy.
"It's just up to us in the forwards to win them the ball and give them the opportunity to do it again."
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.