To a strong pack, and speedy back line, they have added superb discipline to become a well-rounded team that can attack you in almost any phase of the game and from almost any area on the field.
Our best performance in last season's championship probably came against the French when we reached the line three times in the closing minutes, only to be denied the winning points.
The fact Wales have won on their last two visits to Paris is bound to make the French more determined to set the record straight, especially if they are chasing another Grand Slam, but I don't think we will be overawed at trying to make it three in a row at the magnificent Stade de France.
Hansen on England
Hansen on Italy
Hansen on Scotland
Hansen on Ireland