The British and Irish Lions is still some time away but rugby is back in Europe and with it comes the talk of who will tour in 2021.
In a new Ultimate Rugby weekly feature, we take a look at five or more players who stood out over the weekend's European action and how it could enhance their chances of making the tour to South Africa next year.
Naturally only Premiership players were considered this week, with the PRO14 resuming this coming weekend.
Joe Marchant - Harlequins
Marchant will still be seen as somewhat of a bolter for the tour considering his limited test experience but having just returned from a loan stint at the Blues in New Zealand, Marchant is looking more and more appealing.
Warren Gatland has mixed up his centre quite a bit on his previous two tours and may have a keen eye on Marchant who seems more than capable of playing 12, 13 and wing.
Marchant was opposite Manu Tuilagi on Friday last week and kept the England International relatively quiet throughout. Admittedly, Tuilagi was starved of the ball through Harlequins' defence but that in itself is a testament to Marchant applying the defensive pattern in the crucial outside centre role for Quins.
He hardly put a foot wrong against Sale.
Tom Curry - Sale Sharks
Tom Curry put in a performance against Harlequins that would have made both Eddie Jones and Warren Gatland smile.
The 22-year-old is more than likely going to be on his first Lions tour next year and both coaches would have been keen to see how he adapted to the new law interpretations.
Curry was absolutely everywhere in a losing cause for Sale but was particularly effective come ruck time. He was penalised once or twice but so were many of his potential contenders.
Stuart Hogg - Exeter Chiefs