London Scottish lived up to the the pre-season hype by flying straight to the top of National Three (South).
Large-scale investment over the summer allowed Scottish to bring in the likes of former England Sevens star Simon Amor.
And they grabbed a slice of the Arab cash which is flooding into football last week by signing a £500,000 sponsorship deal with Saudex Global - believed to be the biggest outside the Premiership.
It's exciting times on the pitch too, if Saturday's 45-3 thrashing of Chinnor is anything to go by.
Gary Truman got the season off to a flier with two tries within as many minutes before the game was 10 minutes old.
Andy Fahey was next across the try-line before Daniel Ginter bagged two tries in nine minutes either side of the break.
Amor made his mark with Scottish's sixth try before Roman Piotrowski completed the rout in the last minute.
James Brown converted four tries, while Amor notched one.
* RICHMOND had a winning return to the national leagues after eight years of working their way up following the bankruptcy and eight-league relegation of 1999.
After a scoreless first-half in National Three (South) at Havant, Pete Dalton has the honour of scoring Richmond's first try back with the opener on his debut.
Jon Hartman added a second soon after,and Luke Cousins converted before bagging a try for himself to hand Richmond a 17-0 win.
* 'CALM DOWN' will be the message to Rosslyn Park's Amo Tauialo from boss Shaun Justice.
The Samoan former London Welsh hooker was sin-binned within 30 seconds of coming on as a sub for the second week in a row on Saturday, as Park went down 19-8 at Ealing.
However, Park were already 14-5 down by that stage in their National Three (South) opener, with only a Chris Simmons try to show for their efforts.
Chris Ritchie was the poor bloke who had to put his boots back on having just come off, and could only watch as Ealing ran in a further try.
However, despite being a man down, Park reduced the gap through a Richard Mahony penalty.