Bristol Rugby talking point: Three defeats from five
BRISTOL Rugby slipped to their third defeat in five Championship matches this season, after throwing away a 21-5 lead to lose 22-21 against Moseley at the Memorial Stadium.
Liam Middleton's side have now been beaten by Newcastle and Moseley at home - having gone the entire 2011-12 season without losing a home league match - and Leeds away in their five games so far.
With only the top four teams in the Championship at the end of the 22-game regular season qualifying for the play-offs and a shot at promotion, Bristol already appear to have their work cut out.
Even if they qualify for the top four, Newcastle - who tonight thrashed Leeds 53-10, five days after Leeds beat Bristol 50-31 - are already looking unstoppable.
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Head coach Middleton spoke tonight of his squad having "the raw materials" to produce much better results - and he will, at some stage, welcome a host of key men back from injury,
But, after the start they have made, are Bristol equipped to turn things round?