Harlequins certainly weren't complaining when the England Saxons game was postponed last weekend.
The fixture against Ireland A at Donnybrook was called off just before the kick-off last Friday night due to a partially frozen pitch.
It meant Quins will have five play-ers back, fresh and ready for Saturday's trip down the M4 for the Guinness Premiership game at London Irish.
The entire back row that should start against the Exiles - Tom Guest, Chris Robshaw, and skipper Will Skinner - plus Jordan Turner-Hall and Mike Brown, would have been in Saxons action, with David Strettle on the bench.
However, Quins will be without their England senior stars, including Nick Easter, as England take on Wales in Cardiff.
And Easter admits Quins' new physical approach helped him add some muscle to the England side last weekend.
No8 Easter was part of the England team which laboured to a 36-11 victory over Italy in their Six Nations opener.
And although England lacked cohesion, Easter praised the battling qualities and resolve they will need more than ever in a hostile Cardiff environment this week.
He said: "We all did our best to front up and put in a really physical display, and that's something that Harlequins have been doing a lot this season as well.
"But our discipline was poor again, and that is something that will have to be addressed, because we won't get away with that this week in Cardiff.
"We were frustrated. I don't think Italy came here to play much rugby.
"There's always stuff to work on, but it was also encouraging that we won, and we can go to Wales with more confidence."
Easter is particularly looking forward to his battle with Cardiff's Andy Powell - who he believes is the best No 8 in Europe at the moment.
"We're relishing the challenge of going to the Millennium Stadium to face the Welsh," he added.
"It'll be a great contest to take on their forwards - a lot of whom are in really good form at the moment.
"We'll only be able to judge that on how far we've come after we've played Wales."