Consistency could be the key to Scotland's hopes in the RBS Six Nations according to scrum-half Chris Cusiter.
Scotland go into campaign with predominately the same group of players that took them to the World Cup quarter-finals.
And although Cusiter was left disappointed not to progress further, the Perpignan star believes Scotland can kick-on at the Six Nations.
"We've largely got the same group of players, the same coaches," he said.
"We put a lot of work in over the summer, particularly leading up to the World Cup, and overall felt that we were disappointed and frustrated with the way that ended in the quarter-finals.
"I think everyone is keen to put that right in the Six Nations and prove that we have moved forward as a team, that we are going in the right direction and that comes with winning games and getting results and that's obviously the aim for this season."
Scotland open their Six Nations campaign against France on February 3 at Murrayfield.
The French arrive with a new coaching team headed by Marc Lievremont and have named six uncapped players in their squad.
However Cusiter does not believe that the visitors will make a wholesale change to their style of play.
"I don't think they're going to change everything they did in the World Cup," Cusiter said.
"A lot of the players are the same, they have got new coaches so there is that bit of unknown, but they're a good team.
"We'll prepare accordingly, look at the videos and look at the team, but France at home, it's a huge game always.
"Two years ago we played well and managed to beat them so obviously we'll be looking to repeat that."