For us, the image of the weekend came from the smart phone of a hack, snapping his colleague - a professional photographer - on bended knee, placing a rugby ball and bottle of hand sanitiser side by side on a chair in the press room of the Principality Stadium. To let the picture tell the story.
little while earlier Scotland's captain's run had been underway when the decision was made to park the Six Nations game with Wales the next day.
In this insane season of cancellations, controversy and postponements, that late late show was appropriate. Not as good as Mrs Brown's Boys replacing Match of the Day on BBC, but not bad.
Compared to the odd bump in football's road, rugby's journey has been a roller coaster. Back in the autumn World Rugby got it in the neck over having to cancel games, caught out by running their tournament to coincide with the worst that Japan's weather can throw up.
Now it's the Six Nations who have taken centre stage. Maybe they should sell tickets to the review of this weekend, and how Cardiff was thronged with Scottish and Welsh fans when the decision was made to call off the game. How can that happen?
Well, pressure makes folks do funny things. In this case the Welsh Rugby Union caved. It was their call, in conjunction with the Six Nations.
Their rationale was dodgy. Having been in constant touch with their Government for best advice - which was to crack on - the WRU pulled the plug for no reason other than easing the discomfort of being all alone on the sporting Serengeti.
"For us to be the only sporting event to be on, we were mindful of the seriousness of the situation," their chief executive Gareth Davies said. "We took into account supporters, players and staff and asked whether it was essential to subject [them] to that risk."
The first bit makes no sense. The tickets were sold; the fans were locked and loaded; everything was in place. Whether there was a Trump rally in a barn in Holyhead or the Barbershop Quartet World Championships on in Bridgend made no odds.
But once football decided to cancel its fixtures then the WRU suddenly stopped taking the advice they previously had observed, and left thousands in limbo.
Leadership has never been the strong suit of the WRU, so there was some consistency to their actions.
As things stand - or slide from one crisis to the next - the most likely dates for finishing the Six Nations would see Ireland and Italy squaring away their round-four game at the tail end of November. Getting the Italy game off the table in the week before the squad leaves for the two-Test tour of Australia would be easier on mind and body, but that weekend is certain to be devoured by the club game.
So a brutal schedule looms in the autumn, one that would replicate the World Cup when Ireland played four pool games and a quarter-final pretty much back-to-back (the turnaround in days between games were 6-5-9-7).
It would see Andy Farrell trying to cover five Saturdays in-a-row. And the stakes would be pretty high. First, there is the prospect of winning the tournament for a take-home of £4.5m. Second, there are world-ranking points at stake. The window on that closes at the end of November.
Who knows what shape the rugby world will have taken by that point. The Champions Cup is squeezed by all sorts of implications, not least having already sold close to 50,000 tickets for the final in Marseille.
They won't get clarity on what might unfold until PRL, the English club body, meet tomorrow. An EPCR board meeting will convene pronto when and if PRL can make some decisions on their world. As for the PRO14, their spokesman was unavailable yesterday.
The uncertainty at the top end of the game filters down to the domestic stuff.
So in this jurisdiction, on a weekend when the AIL was getting a makeover in preparation for the hungry hordes who were about to descend on it, a grim prospect presents itself: if this calendar carnage gets any further out of hand then the league may end where it stands.
There is no appetite in the IRFU for driving on deep into May in search of a conclusion.
Silver linings aren't easy to find on these clouds, but one option is worth exploring: bring the Ireland under-20s to Australia with the seniors in July.
To illustrate the perfect storm that has blown up for them, the Under-20 World Cup had been scheduled for Parma that month. Ireland were looking like they might be heading for that one as Six Nations champions, possibly with a Grand Slam for the second year running.
Imagine the benefit they would get from a tour in which they shadow the senior side. In a season shot down by unforeseen circumstances this would have a benefit for all concerned.
Given that IRFU performance director David Nucifora knows the lie of the land there, he should be able to sort something out.