DRAGONS winger Rio Dyer knows Wales must lose their tag as plucky young losers when they host France in the Six Nations.

Warren Gatland’s men suffered narrow losses to Scotland and England before showing spirit in defeat to Grand Slam-chasing Ireland in Dublin last weekend.

Wales are licking their wounds ahead of a pair of Cardiff dates to finish the championship with France followed by a potential shootout with Italy to avoid the wooden spoon.

It is widely-acknowledged that they are in a rebuilding phases with Dyer among the young prospects trying to establish themselves in Test rugby.

The 24-year-old from Rogerstone, who recently signed a new two-year contract to stay on at Rodney Parade, won his 17th cap against the Irish and wants to up his win rate now that he is cementing himself in the Wales XV.

South Wales Argus: Dragons winger Rio Dyer in Wales' Six Nations clash with EnglandDragons winger Rio Dyer in Wales' Six Nations clash with England (Image: Press Association)

"There were positives but in the end we still lost and by a big scoreline, and that's echoed through all the games," said Dyer, who has won twice with the Dragons this season.

"Over the last three games there have been different kinds of positives around the learning from each one, but no matter what, we want to win, that's the bottom line.

"That's why you play rugby, to get those accomplishments as a group. Even though we are young, we're chasing those wins. That's the reason we're here.

“It's not just about the amazing accomplishment of putting on the jersey, it's about getting wins in that jersey.”

Dyer and the Wales-based squad members, included fellow Dragons starters Elliot Dee and Aaron Wainwright, are now starting preparation for France a week on Sunday.

"We are young and learning but we're still very harsh on ourselves," said the speedster.

"Each individual is putting pressure on themselves to be that top international player and whether that's someone starting as a new cap or an old cap, everyone has that drive."

France will head to Cardiff under pressure after losing to Ireland in their opener, controversially holding on to beat Scotland and then drawing at home to Italy, when saved by the post at the death.

Dyer knows Les Bleus still carry a big threat even though they are without superstar scrum-half Antoine Dupont, who is building towards the sevens at the Paris Olympics, and have picked up injuries.

"France have got a lot of players with a lot of flair and similarity with the running rugby that Ireland like to play,” said the Dragons man.

“They have a forwards-dominated game that they can bring as well as the flair that the back can bring to enjoy their running rugby.”