They've dealt with bushfires, states of emergency, toxic smoke, mumps, freak hailstorms and now the coronavirus.
But the ACT Brumbies thought nothing of their own disruptions and were more concerned about how tough the Japan Sunwolves have it.
The Sunwolves are halfway through a six-week road trip thanks to the deadly disease forcing some of their Super Rugby home games to get moved to Australia.
While they're away, they'll have concerns about their friends and family back in Japan.
Plus that road trip could get even longer with no decision yet on what will happen to their home games in round 10 and beyond.
The Brumbies were due to play them in Osaka on Sunday, but that's been shifted to Wollongong on Friday - yet another disruption to the Brumbies' year in the form of a pandemic.
But Brumbies flanker Lachlan McCaffrey was unconcerned about the virus.
"We haven't even brought it up or are talking about it," he said.
"I hope the Sunwolves boys, they've got a bit of a tough travel period, if they've got family or loved ones back in Japan, they can keep healthy and safe as a squad.
"Hopefully it ends soon and there's minimal people impacted over the next few months."
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar praised his team's attitude to all the chopping and changing.
Like McCaffrey, he felt there were others far worse off than them.
He was confident the health authorities would ensure none of the players were at risk of contracting the disease.
"It's been an interesting year. The players have been very good," McKellar said.
"There's been no whingeing or complaining. We're not in a position to whinge or complain.
"There's plenty of people who have had to experience a lot worse than what we're going through.
"Instead of playing on a Sunday in Osaka we're playing in Friday afternoon in Wollongong. We've just got to get on with it."
The Brumbies are coming off a bye, having had a massive 26-14 win over the Waikato Chiefs in Hamilton the weekend before.
It was their first victory in New Zealand in almost six years, having not won across the ditch since March 2014.
McCaffrey didn't think the week off would halt the momentum they created with such a drought-breaking victory.
He felt it allowed the squad to freshen up ahead of their next run of games.
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"I don't think so. We build momentum at training and even in the bye the boys are training as a team and also individually ticking off their program," McCaffrey said.
"I think actions speak louder than words on Friday night, but I'm sure we won't lose any momentum post Chiefs game."
McKellar flagged the possibility of rotating a few players for the Sunwolves.
The Sunwolves sit at the bottom of the Australian conference with just one win this season - over the Melbourne Rebels in round one.
Ryan Lonergan could get a run as starting scrumhalf, while hooker Folau Faingaa might be another week away from returning from a toe injury.
McCaffrey praised the depth they had in the rakes and especially the job Connal McInerney had done in Faingaa's absence.
"Folau is training hard. We're just lucky we've got some quality hookers behind him in Connal," he said.
"Every opportunity he gets from last year going into this year he's almost best on field when he comes off the bench and he was best on field against the Chiefs last week.
"Then you've got guys like Lachy Lonergan training hard and playing good footy and Billy Pollard in the wings there who's been impressing in the Runners games.
"We're just lucky we've got four quality hookers and any one of those four could step up and play Super Rugby."
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Friday: ACT Brumbies v Japan Sunwolves at Wollongong, 2.45pm.