After a record-breaking start to the Aviva Premiership where 50 tries were scored across six games, it couldn't get any better, could it?
Here are some of the stories to look out for ahead of round two.
The two most northern sides in the top flight meet in the only game of Friday night as Sale Sharks welcome Newcastle Falcons to the AJ Bell Stadium.
It will be the first time Sale’s home fans will be able to see a host of their new signings such as Faf de Klerk, Josh Strauss and Jono Ross as they look to improve on their 10th-place finish last season.
Newcastle, meanwhile, have been on a major recruitment drive themselves and former Ospreys talisman Josh Matavesi starts at inside centre. The only change to the team that beat Worcester in round one is Ross Lawson, who comes in at hooker for Kyle Cooper.
Stat: Sale have only lost one of the last seven meetings with Newcastle, while the Falcons are looking to win the opening two games of the season for the first time since 2004/05.
Lions at the Rec
The first game to get going on Saturday is one to whet the appetite as Bath and Saracens both enjoyed impressive opening weekends, with the West Country outfit winning at Welford Road for the first time since 2003, and Saracens defeating Northampton at Twickenham Stadium.
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The Blue, Black and Whites are a formidable threat in front of the Rec crowd having lost just once there in 2017, but the European Champions have firepower on the bench as England stalwarts Owen Farrell and Mako Vunipola return after their contribution with the British & Irish Lions in the summer.
Sitting alongside them is newly signed Liam Williams, who would make his Sarries debut were he to come on, as the north London outfit look to win their opening two Aviva Premiership games for a sixth-straight season.
Stat: Referee Wayne Barnes will take charge of the affair, marking his 186th Premiership game.
Two champions collide
Champions Exeter’s 17-game unbeaten run was ended at Gloucester last week and Rob Baxter’s side will be looking to get their campaign up and running against newly-promoted London Irish in front of their home faithful.
England wing Jack Nowell is handed his first start of the season, while the Chiefs pack is buoyed by the return of Australian duo Mitch Lees and Dave Dennis.
After their winning return to the top flight against Harlequins last weekend, London Irish have made just one change, as Italian international Luke McLean replaces Fergus Mulchrone at inside centre.
Stat: London Irish’s only previous win at Sandy Park came in their very first visit to the ground in October 2010.
282 not out
Mike Brown will break a club record when he steps out at the Stoop to play Gloucester on Saturday afternoon.
When the whistle blows, the England fullback will have earned 282 senior appearances for Harlequins, surpassing the tally held by current defence coach, Nick Easter.
The west London outfit were defeated at the London Double Header last weekend as they handed a debut to 18-year-old fly half Marcus Smith, who finds himself on the bench.
Demetri Catrakilis starts over him, whilst Elia Elia and Dave Lewis could earn their debuts off the bench, having impressed during A-League duty on Monday night.
Johan Ackermann’s start could not have gone much better for Gloucester, after they secured a last-minute win over champions Exeter courtesy of a late Jason Woodward try.
But four changes have been made - three of which come in the pack - as Josh Hohneck starts at loosehead prop over John Afoa. Ruan Ackermann makes his first start for the Cherry & Whites and Freddie Clarke comes in for Ben Morgan.
The sole change in the back division sees Matt Scott come into the midfield at outside centre with Andy Symons shifting to the 12 shirt.
Stat: Harlequins have lost just once in their last six meetings with Gloucester, while the Cherry and Whites have not won at the Twickenham Stoop in the league since 2006.
With Northampton and Leicester both tasting defeat to start their seasons, there is bound to be an extra edge to this, the 239th East Midlands derby.
Saints were overwhelmed by European champions Saracens at Twickenham Stadium and director of rugby Jim Mallinder has responded by making five changes to his starting XV.
Most notably however, Australia international Rob Horne makes his long-awaited debut for Saints at outside centre, and British & Irish Lion George North returns to the wing in place of Ben Foden.
With the injury of Manu Tuilagi, Matt Smith fills the number 13 shirt, as Leicester Tigers keep their remaining back division form last weekend's loss.
British & Irish Lion and England prop Dan Cole starts for the first time this season in a pack where the only other change comes in the form of Luke Hamilton, who swaps places with Dominic Ryan.
Tigers have lost their opening two matches in an Aviva Premiership campaign only once before, in 2011/12, and have won their last seven matches against Saints in all competitions since December 2014.
Northampton’s only other victory over the Tigers in 19 encounters since September 2010 was at home in the Aviva Premiership semi-final in 2014.
Stat: Northampton’s only defeat at Franklin’s Gardens so far in 2017 was against Leicester in the Aviva Premiership in March.
Sunday’s only game serves up a Midlands derby as Worcester Warriors look for their first points of the season against free-scoring Wasps.
The Warriors give Pierce Phillips his first start in blue and yellow, replacing fellow lock Will Spencer, as Perry Humphreys returns to the side on the wing in place of Dean Hammond.
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England and British & Irish Lion Ben Te'o has overcome an injury scare to announce himself as fit, and will partner Jackson Willison in the midfield.
Scrum half Dan Robson’s four tries was one of the standout headlines of the first round while there was more good news for Wasps fans this week as Lions back Elliot Daly signed a new contract.
But the 24-year-old is rested this weekend as Gaby Lovobalavu occupies the number 13 shirt. We will however, get a look at Olympic sevens silver medallist Marcus Watson, as he starts, and Guy Thompson packs down on the side of the Wasps scrum.
Stat: Wasps are on a six-match winning run against the Warriors which stretches back to March 2013.