On Saturday Bristol secured another win that keeps them in touch with Exeter at the top of the table, beating Nottingham 35-11. We are now seeming to hit top form with some very good performances in the last few games. Next week kicks of the new cup competition witha trip to Neath. Bristol Rugby have signed New Zealander Sam Giddens on a six month contract from Hawkes Bay. A player who is comfortable in the centre, at fly half or fullback, Sam played an integral role in helping Hawkes Bay reach the semi-final of the Air New Zealand cup for three seasons in a row.