The exact spot on the pitch, just outside the popping crease at the Randwick end, where Phillip Hughes died was the exact spot where they said goodbye.
Former Test captain Steve Waugh provided an insight into the impact Phillip Hughes' untimely death has had on young cricketers when he revealed his son Austin burst into tears when told the news.
Phillip Hughes’ death has had such an impact on the cricket world that every Test- and cricket-playing nation had expressed their condolences.
Phillip Hughes's extended family have given Cricket Australia their support to play the first Test, but the prospect of the match going ahead is likely to hinge on the welfare of Australia's grieving players.
A young blond kid from the country made an immediate impact when he arrived.
The thoughts of Phillip Hughes' extended family are with Sean Abbott, the bowler who delivered the ball that caused the severe injuries that ended the life of the former Australian Test opener.
Blake Shinn believes he is riding better than when he won his Sydney jockeys premiership as stable rider for Gai Waterhouse six years ago and the statistics back-up his assertion.
The immediate clash between Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC will happen on Saturday, but far from the floodlights of Pirtek Stadium is a long-term battle that is about to begin across the city's suburbs.
The season has barely started, it seems, but the second Sydney derby and all it entails is already upon us.
Saturday is supposed to be moving day. Adam Scott and Greg Chalmers must not have received this week's memo. Or really cared for it.