Scotland coach Frank Hadden will have been an interested observer following the first round of league rugby during the past week.
With the autumn internationals just a couple of months away there were some notable developments with his front-line wingers.
Of greatest concern will be the demotion to the replacements' bench of the Ospreys of Nikki Walker.
The former Borders flyer was a key man in Scotland's 2008 RBS 6 Nations campaign but has lost his place at club level to Ireland star Tommy Bowe, who scored a try in the 32-10 win over Cardiff.
Wales hero Shane Williams was on the other wing and also crossed for a try so the prospects of a run-on role for Walker are not rosy.
In addition Simon Webster, an essential part of Hadden's thinking whether in the centre or on the wing, pulled out of Edinburgh's game against Munster with a hip injury.
However, on the positive side, Sean Lamont - out for nearly a year through a shoulder injury - played the full 80 minutes as Northampton won on their return to the Premiership.
Chris Paterson also played well in Edinburgh's defeat to Munster.