AARON Wainwright believes Wales didn't cope with the step up to Test rugby in Paris but the Dragons flanker is confident they can put things right against Scotland on Saturday.

Wayne Pivac's men will finish their 2020 Six Nations campaign with a clash against the Scots in Llanelli, aiming to end a four-Test losing streak since starting the championship with success against Italy.

Wales were overpowered by France in a warm-up friendly last weekend, shipping five tries in a 38-21 defeat.

Wainwright, who won his 21st cap when starting in the back row alongside Taulupe Faletau and Justin Tipuric, admits they didn't cope with the leap from the Guinness PRO14 to the Test stage.

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"International rugby is a lot more intense. We probably didn't cope with it very well, but we're looking forward to the challenge of Scotland," said the Dragons back rower.

"The step up from regional to international rugby is different. The speed of the game is a lot faster and you have to be a lot more careful with decision making.

"That can have a massive impact on the game. It's been seven months without an international so to have that game was massive for us getting ready for Scotland."

Wales will make Parc y Scarlets home this autumn with Tests being played behind closed doors.

"In regional games we've had no crowds and it took a couple of games to adapt to that," said Wainwright.

"In international rugby the crowds are a lot bigger and there is a lot more energy in the stadium. From a players' point of view we did miss that, we'll put a big focus on getting things right for Scotland."