The stage is set for a Super Saturday of note with the Tri-Nations kicking off and the Six Nations reaching its climax, writes Quintin van Jaarsveld.
With the world champion Springboks unable to defend their Rugby Championship crown because of a variety of Covid-19 factors, the southern hemisphere showcase reverts to the Tri-Nations, with Argentina, Australia and New Zealand each playing one another twice.
The Wallabies and All Blacks will get things underway in Sydney, where a blockbuster third Bledisloe Cup clash is in store.
Then we head north, where the Six Nations is set for a thrilling finale, with Ireland, England and France all in with a shot to secure the silverware.
Wales and Scotland meet in a dead rubber in Cardiff, Italy entertain England next before France and Ireland face off in a virtual decider in Paris.