Howley wants disciplined Wales
Tight defence and discipline will be high on Wales' agenda when they tackle their 2007 World Cup conquerors Fiji at the Millennium Stadium on Friday night.
Wales know they cannot afford to let Fiji dictate the game's pattern, as in Nantes three years ago when the South Sea Islanders won an epic nine-try encounter 38-34.
"It is vital we keep our discipline," said Wales backs coach Rob Howley. "We have to be disciplined at scrum time and at the lineouts as well. We have to keep the ball away from Fiji. If we can deny them possession and use it properly ourselves, it will be a good night."
He added: "But they have ability in terms of their steppers and their off-loading. You can only look back to what happened in Nantes to see how they like to play the game.
"So our defence will be very important, particularly our line speed and our ability to track support players, because they like to off-load in the tackle area."
Wales, despite smashing Australia up front a fortnight ago and outscoring world champions South Africa on tries last weekend, remain without a victory halfway through their autumn schedule.
And with New Zealand arriving in Cardiff next week, a much-changed Wales team must rediscover the winning habit.
Howley added: "A win gives you confidence in terms of the way you are playing and the direction you are going.
"After the game last Saturday against South Africa, I lost count of the number of people who came up to me to say how well Wales had played. There were a few areas that maybe the referee got wrong, but we should have won the game.
"It's key for these guys to win the Fiji game to give us the confidence we need to go into the New Zealand game."