As Europe's titans once again prepare to descend upon the Six Nations forum, it's the head coaches that are lumped with more pressure than any.
With Wales looking to become the first team ever to win three titles on the bounce, Warren Gatland will be feeling the heat leading up to February's kickoff. But it's a sensation that will ring true with all six tacticians.
However, some national coaches head into the tournament with more reason to be confident than others, and it's thanks to these bosses that some teams are even considered as contenders for silverware.
Looking at their form throughout 2013, as well as the overall pedigree and other advantages that a coach might give their side, we've ranked this year's six leading men as we once again anticipate the continental forces colliding.
That being said, more recent results will pose a higher significance in the order. After all, a lot can change in a year.