Although the 'World Rugby Rankings' system doesn't necessarily mean an awful lot, it's still a sobering view of the perceived pecking order of the tier one nations. After a stuttering Six Nations, Wales have now dropped to eighth in the 'World Rugby Rankings' after losing to the men in blue over the weekend.
Although there have been some highlights with France reaching the dizzying heights of fourth place, it's still been an inconsistent year for northern hemisphere Rugby.
We here at Scrum Recap remain positive that Pivac will push this Welsh team in the right direction. We realise the results seem troubling with Wales losing four games in one tournament (the first time since 2007), but you have to remember that this side were Grand Slam champions a pandemic-ago.
You don't need us to tell you that this year has been a difficult one to predict. Preparations have been muddied, personal circumstances have become increasingly pressing and the health and safety of the players is now in question both on and off the pitch. It's a huge transition that Pivac is leading, unfortunately he's a victim of both tenure and situation.