One waggish journalist had the audacity to remind Sir Ian McGeechan that it was his 46th year in top-flight rugby following Bath's opening-day win in the Aviva Premiership.
The thrust of his question was to enquire whether Bath's director of rugby still had the appetite for the game.
For his answer, he need only have looked in the direction of the Bath coaches' bench during this well-orchestrated triumph at Kingston Park.
McGeechan had grinned broadly and clapped loudly whenever the Bath pack got on the front foot and the slightest whiff of impending drama had him rising to his feet.
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