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After an opening day victory over newly promoted Rotherham, Bristol had a disappointing 2000/01 season finishing ninth.

The team lost their first three Premiership games before turning their season around with a run of ten home matches without defeat, including wins over champions Leicester Tigers, and West Country rivals Bath.

Felipe ContepomiThe turning point coincided with the arrival of Argentine international fly-half, Felipe Contepomi who started to forge an unstoppable half-back partnership with countryman, Agustin Pichot.

Off the field, Jack Rowell became Managing Director and successful community initiatives, including the successful Kids Klub, saw the attendance figures rise.