The selectors might change but the selections do not. The international claims of several of Worcester's Warriors were once again overlooked - this time by new team manager Martin Johnson, who yesterday picked his squad to tour New Zealand.
While a difficult season and intense competition for places meant no one at Sixways expected to face the All Blacks this summer, a few hoped they would make it to Canada as part of the England Saxons assault on the Churchill Cup.
But neither Miles Benjamin nor Marcel Garvey, the wingers who have transformed Worcester's image and results, were included in either squad as once again the club's lowly league position appeared to count against them.
Benjamin at least has the consolation of a likely place at the IRB Junior World Championships, which take place in Wales next month, but for Garvey the omission is something of a kick in the teeth following a season in which he has transformed himself from bit part to big part.
The presence of former Sixways academy products Dylan Hartley, in the main squad and Richard Blaze, in the Saxons, is all the more galling after both left for Northampton and Leicester respectively in search of regular first team rugby.
There is, however, some cheer for Moseley who can claim at least part of Jack Forster, who will join Blaze in North America. The young tighthead made 18 appearances for the Billesley Common outfit last season, as part of the dual registration deal between Moseley and Gloucester.
They could even have one of their own playing international rugby by the end of the month with dynamic No 8 James Rodwell having just returned from a training camp with the England Sevens squad.
The final selection for the latest rounds of the IRB Series, which will be held at Twickenham and Murrayfield on May 24-25 and May 31-June 1, will be made on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the seven-day deadline for First Division Rugby to hear Pertemps Bees' appeal elapsed yesterday with no further development. Bees now expect the case to take place some time next week.
The Sharmans Cross outfit are claiming they should be awarded four match points when their game with Cornish Pirates went to uncontested scrums in January.
A successful appeal could see them avoid relegation to National Two.