Ryan Jones returns to captain Wales after missing last weekend's defeat against Ireland.
Ryan Jones reckons Wales owe their fans a big display in the RBS 6 Nations clash against Italy tomorrow at the Millennium Stadium.
Jones returns to lead the Dragons after missing the defeat in Ireland last weekend with a calf injury.
But the Wales skipper admits Warren Gatland's men have fallen short of their own expectations during a wretched Six Nations campaign.
Jones, 28, said: "It has been frustrating and disappointing. We have found ourselves at the wrong end of the table but it's been from our own making. We have lost games through our mistakes and we have to put our own house in order.
"The expectation is always there from the supporters. We want to give them something to cheer about and finish the campaign on a high. We owe the fans a big performance. It's a must-win game for us."
Wales have British Lions scrum-half Mike Phillips and prop Gethin Jenkins fit and will make 18-year-old Tom Prydie their youngest ever Test player in the showdown in Cardiff.
But, following a poor run of three wins in their last seven matches, Jones insists he has been forced to rally his troops.
Jones added: "Different people deal with the disappointment of a loss in different ways.
"Some of the players took a lot of stick at the weekend and we've had to rally around them to make sure they perform. We need those characters.
"But having Mike and Gethin back is a huge plus for us. They have a vast amount of experience and lead by example.
"Everyone is equal in the squad and we want Tom to be as comfortable as possible. We can't afford to carry anyone at international level but he's in the side on merit.
"It's a great experience for Tom but he will have to do his fair share of work."
Wales 7s captain Luke Treharne may have only played once on the World Series, but he has full confidence in his side as they prepare for the opening two rounds of this year's series in Dubai and South Africa, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
Wales 7s Manager Steff Thomas believes Luke Treharne has all the attriubutes to be a top class captain. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie hears his reasons why as the squad prepare for the opening two legs of the new World Series in Dubai and South Africa.
The British & Irish Cup kicks off this weekend with the four Regional Premiership Select XVs flying the flag for Wales. Welsh
Sat 14 Nov: Blues Premiership Select v Nottingham (2.30) & Connacht Eagles v Dragons (2.30)
Sun 15 Nov: Yorkshire Carnegie v Ospreys Premiership Select (1.30) & Scarlets v Bedford Blues (3.00)
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.