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.
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.
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.
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.
Gregor Townsend is hoping that he’ll have serious selection questions bothering him after the first Guinness 6 Nations match as the indications were it was all too convenient as he named the team to play Italy.
Short of taking on the Brexit negotiations – and he’s not free for that – there seems to be nothing that Paul McGinley isn’t doing at the moment.
Edinburgh’s focus hasn’t wavered through a difficult two weeks and head coach Richard Cockerill doesn’t expect any change in Treviso as the club go for a fourth win in a row.
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.
Dan McFarland’s decision to leave Scotland’s international management team is a blow to Gregor Townsend, but perhaps not a surprise.
The Official World Golf Rankings have many, many faults, but as a method of working out the labyrinthic machinations of the game at the elite level, they're probably the best we can hope for.