"There is the same sort of feeling in the squad that we had two years ago. We're going out there to do a job we're capable of doing," he said before boarding the team's flight to Paris.
"There will be a lot of public expectation hanging over the French. But we believe we can win this game and we're going to put pressure on ourselves to achieve this goal."
This will be Wainwright's second successive game back in his preferred position at blind-side flanker. "I'm enjoying being back in my old berth and what is more, Peter Walton is playing well at No 8. Against Ireland the whole balance of the team seemed right.
"I'm looking forward to another game with the same formation and the only other time I played at the Parc was two years ago and we got a good result."Reuse content