Edinburgh will need to wait until next week for a full wave of their Scotland stars to return to duty with national captain Stuart McInally not due back until the end of this month.
Scotland in 2023, at the next World Cup, will have vast experience in some positions. Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell will be 31. Hoggy should be the most capped Scottish player ever by then, and probably the record try-scorer as well.
Bronte Law's part in the Solheim Cup Glory at Gleneagles might go missing because of what happened moments later with Suzann Pettersen on the 18th, but it shouldn't.
Calum Hill showed all week he belongs in the company of the European Tour elite – it’s just a question of getting there on a full-time basis.
Japan’s monumental victory over Ireland in Shizuoka on Saturday exploded a bomb underneath Pool A and at first glance made Scotland’s potential progress to the quarter-finals much more difficult – even, in some people’s view, “essentially eliminated” them.
Calum Hill didn’t get the actual first prize in the Aberdeen Standards Investments Scottish Open qualifier at Longniddry, but he got the prize he felt counted most.