Can the Six Nations change to become a bigger tournament?
The World Cup causes us all problems - or at least Saturday's Scotland game against Romania caused me a problem.
After it I thought to myself: "hang on, if we can bring Italy into the fold and create the Six Nations do we have to stop there?"
What do you think, is there justification for saying that, actually, there should be promotion and relegation into an elite Northern Hemisphere tournament?
Could the Six Nations be expanded?
For the rest of the year there are very special versions of self preservation societies who continue to claim to be the elite of world rugby.
In the Southern Hemisphere South Africa, New Zealand and Australia play in the Tri-Nations.
Actually, they are the top three sides but how I hope Samoa, Fiji or Tonga cause an upset.
Meanwhile in my neck of the woods, north of Hadrian's wall, we Scots continue to take part in the Six Nations as of right.
Our professional teams take part in a Celtic league and we make money from a television deal because of our continued participation in the top tournament in the northern hemisphere.
Then - bang - the World Cup arrived.
The gap is closing between the rich and the pretenders; nobody can deny that Romania gave us a fright at the weekend - they were winning with ten minutes remaining.
So what does that mean?
If I am being honest, I was one of the people who argued long and hard against Italy being brought into the then Five Nations, and that was despite having beaten France and Scotland in "friendlies" at the time.
But the addition of Italy has been a masterstroke.
On the one hand rugby has spread, and on the other Italy has been a credible force and a great location for rugby.
However, already this first round of matches has meant that Europe can no longer rightfully exclude the likes of Romania - and the USA caused Ireland some problems too.
My gut feeling is that Scotland would be against any expansion of a European spring competition, as we probably have most to lose.
More than any other country we need the Six Nations, and we would fear play-off games with Romania, Georgia and, maybe one day, Russia, Portugal, and Spain.
But I can't see us ignoring them for long.
My gut feeling is that things will change; one day there will be play-offs to get into the annual Six Nations tournament.
What do you think?