Stuart Hogg believes Scotland can force the Paris crowd to turn on France
Hogg will win his 50th cap in Paris today and is in red-hot form, having scored twice in Scotland's 27-22 win over Ireland on the opening weekend.
But now the 24-year-old wants to help the Scots to their first away victory against the French since 1999, and believes that the Parisian crowd could actually work in their favour.
"Stade de France is a cracking stadium to play in," Hogg said.
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"The French crowd are always on your back.
"It can be quite hostile at times but they are fairly quick to turn on their team if things aren't going their way.
"For us it's very much about making that happen."
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And with a final weekend clash at home against Italy, beating France would likely see Scotland surpass that.
But Hogg knows that his side cannot afford to be shy in Paris.
"We'll have to look after the ball for long periods of play, play in the right areas and make sure we are always going forward," Hogg added.
"If we stand back and admire their play then we're going to be in for a long day.
"Defensively we need to try and get up in their faces, really shut them down.
"If we get opportunities in attack then we need to make the most of them and keep the scoreboard ticking over."