Round three of the NRL has been run and done with rave reviews from fans.
The action on the field has been quicker, the referees have stayed mostly out of the spotlight and most fans don't seem to mind the stadium sounds on the broadcast.
The only issue has been fans not being allowed in but the NRL's Fan In The Stands promotion has given fans the chance to buy a cardboard cut out to fill out the seat in the stadiums.
For just $22, fans can pay to have their likeness — or apparently any likeness — in the crowd at a game, including cute dogs in the stands.
Channel 9's live coverage of the Friday night's match between the Rooster and Rabbitohs even featured commentators Phil Gould and Ray Warren having a giggle at the sight of a cut-out of a fan's dog sitting in the stands.
While other dogs have followed suit along with screaming fans and diehards who went the full makeup look, others have slipped through.
Even British PM Boris Johnson's chief adviser who broke Covid-19 restrictions to travel 402km to visit his parents farm during the pandemic made an appearance.
But at Sunday's thriller between the Penrith Panthers and Newcastle Knights, the joke got a bit darker.
As the game passed into golden point, the camera panned and settled on a section of the crowd.