France blitzed Scotland with seven first-half tries to claim a comfortable 32-18 in their European Championship clash in Avignon.
Wales coach John Kear is confident his side will improve on their 2014 showing at this year's European Championship.
Scotland remain on course to clinch the European Championship despite going down to a 38-22 loss to France in Galashiels.
France coach Richard Agar was disappointed after his side missed out on a place in the next Four Nations Series.
Scotland remain on course for a place in the 2016 Four Nations Series after a 25-4 win over Ireland in Dublin.
It will be master against apprentice when Wales do battle with France in their must-win European Championship clash.
William Barthau has been ruled out of France's must-win European Championship match against Wales with a knee injury.
Ireland made a winning start to the European Championship as they shocked favourites France 22-12 at Tallaght Stadium.
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