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They surprised a few teams last season and hope to build on that success with a raft of summer signings. Teams will be wary of them this year, so much will depend on Danny Cipriani.
I for one wouldn't trust him when the pressure comes on.
Now firmly established as a Premiership team, they will once again cause serious problems for the big boys. Sadly the club is still a few players short of being genuine contenders.
With the prospect of administration now in the rear-view mirror, they will focus on stability this season. Stephen Jones will be tasked with leading them to a respectable mid-table finish.
They had to fight hard just to get here, so the question will be if they have any fight left in them. That said, the legal battle may have given them the chip on the shoulder they need to compete.
I just think they are lacking the quality needed at this level. Relegation battle awaits.
They have survived relegation in recent years by the skin of their teeth, and this season should be no different. They lost two of their finishers over the summer, so they will need Josh Matavesi to settle quickly.