The best part of the Wallabies first team of the year had nothing to do with players actually being picked on form.
The best part was coach Michael Cheika sticking players on a plane for 14 hours and telling them to play club rugby just days after landing back in Australia.
Rob Valetini and Jack Maddocks have been told to get over their jet lag and the likes of Toni Pulu and Henry Speight will join them to force their way into World Cup contention.
Players are being told to rip in rather than being wrapped in cotton wool, but the real test will be when it comes to David Pocock.
Wallabies management will be faced with a dilemma at some point if Pocock's calf injury shows major signs of improvement.
Do they throw him into the international deep end after playing just two and a half matches in seven months, or do they let him dip his toe in the water for the Uni-Norths Owls or Canberra Vikings?
The only way the Wallabies will know if Pocock's body is ready for the rigours of a World Cup is if he actually gets game time in the coming weeks.
Chances are Pocock will walk straight back into the Wallabies team, most likely via the bench given his limited game time since November.
He has earned that right after more than a decade as one of the world's best flanker. World Cup preparation obviously takes priority and there's no need to rush Pocock back.
But he will need to prove his fitness at some point, and a cameo for the Owls or even the Canberra Vikings when the National Rugby Championship starts could be the perfect avenue.
The naysayers will be adamant it's not worth risking Pocock on the chilly suburban Canberra fields. But why not?
Pocock hasn't played for the Owls since arriving in Canberra given he has always been on Brumbies or Wallabies duties. The Brumbies have, in the past, parachuted him straight into Super Rugby duties rather than needing to see him get game time.
He's the sort of player who can dominate despite a lengthy absence. This time it's different.
The Owls have a jersey waiting if Pocock and the Wallabies want it. They will play Wests last week and then start their finals campaign on August 4.
There has been a massive disconnect between elite rugby and grassroots in recent years. Sending Pocock back to get 30 minutes of game time on a suburban field in Canberra would send a message to disenchanted fans and amateur players about the importance of the third tier.
If Pocock's body is going to breakdown at Jamison Oval or Viking Park, it's certainly not going to get through the intensity of a Bledisloe Cup.
Timing is the biggest problem. It's believed Pocock was expected to be unavailable for two months after the end of Super Rugby. His rare calf injury forced him into premature Brumbies retirement and he has been getting blood injections in the hope of speeding up his recovery.
He was knocked out of the opening game of the Brumbies season and played just twice more before the calf issue, which he initially injured in January, became a big problem.
If Pocock was fit next week, would the Wallabies throw him into a Test against the Argentina Jaguares in Brisbane or let him step away from the bright lights to play for the Owls.
We know Pocock can handle the Test environment. So why not throw Valetini, Liam Wright or Isi Naisarani into another contest to see how they cope with international rugby
Valetini, 20, spent the past two weeks in Johannesburg at his first Wallabies camp. But when he wasn't picked to play the Springboks, he was told to pack his bags and return to Canberra.
The move will be beneficial for Valetini, who has battled injuries in his first two Super Rugby seasons and played 10 of 18 games this year.
Cheika earmarked Valetini as a Wallaby in waiting before he had even played a Super Rugby game last year.
But pity the Tuggeranong player running at the powerful back-rower on Saturday. Valetini has a point to prove.