With the stars of the Reds in Wallaby gold on Saturday, the remainder of the squad was free to play for their respective clubs on Saturday.
That meant Queensland Premier Rugby took centre stage, with both Shute Shield and Dewar Shield having the week off.
Here's who featured where across the nation.
QUEENSLAND PREMIER RUGBY
Wests had no less than four Reds - Scott Higginbotham, Moses Sorovi, Filipo Daugunu and Lachlan Maranta - run out in their starting XV and they duly put 50 past Sunnybank.
JP and Ruan Smith packed down as GPS' props as they fell to Alex Mafi's Bond, James Tuttle steering the Gallopers attack from flyhalf.There were Super Rugby stars everywhere as Easts tackled Souths, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Jayden Ngamanu, Eto Nabuli and Teti Tela all starting for the Magpies as they thumped Izaia Perese, Liam Wright, Andrew Ready and the Tigers.
There was a similar smattering of Super Rugby talent in the UQ side that proved too strong for brothers - Angus Scott-Young, Adam Korczyk and Sef Faagase all packing down for the Red Heavies.
University of Queensland 45 - Brothers 24
Easts 7 - Souths 41
Bond University 46 - GPS 31
Sunnybank 24 - Wests 50
JOHN I DENT CUP
With the Brumbies preparing for a trip to Japan there were no ACT stars in action in clubland at the weekend.
Royals 43 - Wests 0
Easts 26 - Uni-Norths 41
FORTESCUE PREMIER GRADE
The large majority of Force players were unavailable due to their clash with the Rebels but Elliot Turner did start at halfback and guide ARKs to a big win over Wanneroo.
Nedlands 17 - Associates 14
Wests Scarborough 10 - Cottesloe 16
Palmyra 13 - Kalamunda 45
ARKs 58 - Wanneroo 27
Southern Lions 19 - Perth Bayswater 36
Coastal Cavaliers 3 - UWA 46