(From Western Daily Press)
Bristol 36 Northampton 28 THAT'S more like it. There were no Premiership points on offer at the Memorial Stadium yesterday, but Bristol finally showed they are ready for top-flight rugby.
After six straight defeats, they scored four tries and played some flamboyant rugby en route to winning this all-English European Challenge Cup pool fixture.
But more encouraging was that they displayed genuine nous in the key areas which had previously failed them - in particular their 100 per cent successful scrum and line-out.
How Richard Hill must be praying returning hero Mark Regan, who made a noticeable difference to their all-round effort, stays …