The Canberra Raiders and ACT Brumbies were flying high when their seasons were stopped, leaving fans wondering: "did we miss our chance?"
Well, footy's back and the Green Machine and Brumbies are set to pick up where they left off when the NRL and Super Rugby competitions resume.
Both were enjoying their best start to a season in several years. The Raiders won their first two games of a season for just the second time in 16 years. The Brumbies won five of six for their best start since their last title in 2004.
The problem is both will count for little if they don't hit the ground running when the coronavirus hiatus ends.
We dissect the reasons why they can and can't do it, plus news about whether there will be NRL games in Canberra, the GWS Giants leaving the door ajar for capital clashes and an around the grounds update of all Canberra's winter sporting codes.