Meanwhile, director of coaching David Young was making no excuses after his sie again failed to secure an away victory. He said, "We were in a position to win the game in the second half but at times we played dumb rugby. Last season we posed every team we played against an attacking threat and our try count showed that. This season we have yet to recapture that bit of magic that will turn teams over but these are still early days and we'll back at work this week trying to put everything right."
With no match next weekend time is on the Blues' side as they moniter the growing injury list. Centre Tristan Davies will, however, not be available for eight to 10 weeks after a hand operation and Jamie Robinson is unlikely to fit for the best part of a month. Nick Robinson continues to be unwell and will undergo further medical tests next week.
There is better news of Ryan Powell whose rehabilitation is ahead of schedule while Dan Baugh will be available soon. Nathan Budgett and Freddie Tuilagi both came through the Edinburgh match in one piece, with no recurrence of their previous injuries.