Duncan Weir has been added to the Scotland squad to face Ireland, while a handful of players (including Finn Russell) will not travel to the training camp in Spain to prepare for the opening two rounds. The only injury-enforced absence is that of Darcy Graham who has hurt knee ligaments in training and is expected to miss the opening two games.
The ones who miss out on the trip to sunnier climes are Graham, Russell, Edinburgh prop Jamie Bhatti, Glasgow Warriors back-row Tom Gordon and Sale Sharks wing Byron McGuigan.
That leaves Sean Maitland and Ratu Tagive as the only out-and-out wingers in the training party although Blair Kinghorn is now likely to take the other spot beside Maitland and skipper Stuart Hogg in the starting XV. Expect a centre to show up there at some point before long.