Scotland have, for the past decade or so, gone into Six Nations tournaments with great optimism but also a certain amount of trepidation.
They are the perennial wooden spoon contenders, battling through the tournament to see if they can lose fewer matches than Italy.
Over half way through this year's competition Scotland have a chance to shake off that tag, however.
Scott Johnson and Dean Ryan, the men charged with seeing Scotland out of their losing habit have done a great job of instilling some backbone and belief in the side but the Wales game this weekend will give a true marker of where they are.
ALSO in the Six Nations this weekend:
Ireland v France
Player to watch is Luke Marshall
England v Italy
Player to watch is Sergio Parisse