London Irish boss Toby Booth has insisted that he is not worried by Munster's last-gasp bonus point after the Magners League side lost their opening Heineken Cup game at the Madejski Stadium.
The Exiles led by 14 points at one stage in the contest, but with just seconds to go Ronan O'Gara created a try for Sam Tuitupou that brought the visitors back within seven points and snatched the losing bonus point.
"The bonus point is completely irrelevant for me," Booth said after the match. "In a tough pool you expect bonus points to be important but if you win all your games they don't matter."
But Oval Talk reckons Booth should be a little more concerned than that.
It's worth mentioning at this stage that Ospreys also picked up a losing bonus point in their 19-14 away defeat at the hands of Toulon.
Despite not wanting to trade in tired sporting clichés, Pool Three can only be described as this season's European 'pool of death', including as it does two-times champions Munster, London Irish, Ospreys and Toulon.
That's a tall ask, to beat those three teams twice each. And it becomes even tougher when you look at the home records of the teams in question.
Munster are yet to lose at home this season (although Leicester did beat them in a pre-season friendly) and they dropped just one match at home last year, a narrow one-point loss to Leinster on April 2. Similarly, in the 2008-09 season, Munster lost just one regular season home game, 37-11 to Ulster, and one friendly, 18-16 to a New Zealand XV team.
So it's fair to say Thomond Park is a difficult place to get a result as a travelling team.
You also have to go back to last season to discover the last time that London Irish lost at home - a 31-7 drubbing at the hands of Northampton in the Premiership semi-finals.
London Irish are as much a force to be reckoned with at the Madejski Stadium as Munster are at Thomond Park - and arguably they face tougher competition week in, week out than their Magners counterparts.
The Exiles have already racked up five home wins, including one at Twickenham, so far this season and are currently riding high at the top of the Premiership standings.
Similarly the Ospreys are a tough side to beat at the Liberty Stadium.
Despite losing a pre-season friendly to Gloucester in August this year, you have to go all the way back to November 2009 to find the Welsh side's last defeat at home.
And perhaps even more impressively, that was during a season that included home wins over Munster, in the Celtic League, and Leicester Tigers in the Heineken Cup.
Only Toulon have lost at home already this season. In fact they've lost twice - to Bayonne and to Racing Metro - although they sit second in the Top 14.
But that's not to suggest that the Stade Mayol is an easy place to get a result - last season, Toulon didn't lose a regular season fixture there, the only tarnish on their record being a semi-final home loss to Clermont.
Only one team from each pool is ensured qualification for the quarter-finals, with the two best runners-up from across the competition joining them, and unless a team can sneak an away win then that bonus point could become very relevant indeed.