A first half performance by Bristol which was full of brio warmed the cockles of the Ashton Gate faithful as a home tie in the Challenge Cup round of 16 was secured despite getting five points docked earlier in the week. After conceding an early try the Bears roared back with five unanswered dots over the whitewash with some sparkling back play built on the foundations of much improved discipline.
The second half, however, was less impressive as Perpignan briefly threatened to spoil the show but eventually came up short despite Bristol scoring the square root of 'eff all in the second forty.
The lads discuss a second game of two halves on the trot and consider what this means for the trip to the Stone X stadium to face Saracens in the Premiership next Saturday. They will certainly be depleted due to international call ups but their wolf pack mentality should never be underestimated. Can we go one step further than last year's thriller at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium and bring back a much needed win or will the league leaders have the last laugh on their plastic pitch?
We also discuss the success of last week's pot noodle discussion and introduce a new subject for debate. Dry robes at rugby. Unacceptable or an inevitable sign of the times?
All this and more with Pete, Lee and Miles and a couple of cheeky beers.