A new addition to the Rugby Canada calendar, and a very welcome one at that, is the imminent Pacific Challenge taking part in Fiji over the next two weeks.
Forget some of the preposterous lists that some have bandied about as their yearly selection, here are the legitimate best over the international calendar.
Nine matches and even more hours later it’s time finally unveil this past week’s honour roll.
France play host to Argentina with a clean sweep of the autumn tests within their grasp, and a chance to show some rare consistency in their performance.
Argentina recovered from a poor first half to win a stagnant encounter against Italy at the Stadio Ferraris in a match played a day earlier than intended.
A last minute preemptive reschedule sees the Pumas take on the Azzurri a day earlier than expected, with rain expected to pour down on Genova all weekend.
Scotland gave new coach Vern Cotter the best possible Murrayfield welcome as they caught a sorry Argentina off guard in a convincing win on Saturday.
This past June the Scots enjoyed a surprise victory over the Pumas in Córdoba, but it’s a seriously upgraded Argentinean side that shows up at Murrayfield.
Canada put in a very creditable first half performance against Argentina before running out of petrol in the closing chapter of their doomed 2014 ARC entry.
Los Jaguares look dead certs to wrap up their 5th consecutive ARC title in the not-so-grand finale as they face off against tournament hosts Canada.