Malakai Fekitoa doesn't mind.
The New Zealand World Cup winner who jumped on the eligibility law changes to play for Tonga, his country of birth, said their late start has enlightened them on how teams have handled the opening weekend.
"(Waiting has been) good for us as we can see what's going on and have a feel how the competition is going before we get into our work,” he said.
And his impression? “Mixed performances, maybe nerves. A lot of teams did not want to lose so we've not seen them taking risks. The next round will be different.”