While the rest of the Wallabies soak up a few precious days off this week, spare a thought for frequent flyers Matt Toomua and Tatafu Polota-Nau.
Australia's two UK-based Wallabies will spend an extra four days' in the air over the coming weeks as they ping-pong back and forth between the hemispheres to fulfill their professional and Test commitments with the Leicester Tigers and the Wallabies.
Tough night at the office: Polota-Nau is tackled by Anton Lienert-Brown during the Wallabies’ heavy defeat on Saturday night.
Toomua and Polota-Nau flew into Sydney with the team on Sunday and flew out a few hours later bound for London. They will make it back to Tigers headquarters just in time for the first match of the UK Premiership this weekend.
Then, after playing in the side's season-opener against Exeter at Sandy Park, they will hop back on planes and jet into Wallabies camp at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast on Monday afternoon, straight into preparations for South Africa at Suncorp Stadium next week.
They will be on this time zone for two weeks, playing Argentina at the Gold Coast on September 15. Then it's back on the plane to get in another match for Leicester before flying out the next day to meet the Wallabies in Port Elizabeth for their final two Tests against South Africa and Argentina (in Salta).
It's a gruelling schedule totalling 64,600km just to answer the national call, all goverened by World Rugby's Regulation 9, which specifies windows in which Test eligible players must be made available to their home union.
It is also an indication of how valued they are by their Premiership club and its Australian coach Matt O'Connor, who has told both players he intends selecting them next Sunday.
Tiger: Matt Toomua will flit back and forth between Australia and the UK over coming weeks
Meanwhile, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika confirmed Australia was on track to welcome back the impact of fullback Israel Folau and prop Taniela Tupou against South Africa next week.
Folau is nursing an ankle muscle tear and Tupou (hamstring) narrowly missed selection in Auckland this week. Cheika said both players were on track to return for the must-win clash at Suncorp Stadium on September 8.
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