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."
The 2017 RBS 6 Nations was watched by record numbers of fans
29 March 2017, 12:25pm
After an enthralling RBS 6 Nations Championship of twists, turns, and no small amount of drama on the last day, figures show the RBS 6 Nations is going from strength to strength, year on year, with no sign of slowing down.