Premiership: Which teams have made the grade heading into round 11?
This weekend the Premiership enters the halfway stage of the 2016-17 season.
With Northampton and Sale set to get round 11 under way on Friday, former England centre and BBC Sport pundit Jeremy Guscott gives his half-term report on how the 12 clubs have fared so far.
Who is top of the class and who needs to stay behind for extra tuition?
Sarries are in great form, top of the league having only lost two games.
Players like Billy and Mako Vunipola have really steered the club well, and a real bonus is that Alex Lozowski has stepped up at fly-half.
Sarries really like being champions, it doesn't weigh heavily on them.
Wasps have carried on well from last season's form. Dai Young has done a great job keeping all his players happy and performing well.
I'm looking forward to seeing the Danny Cipriani-Kurtley Beale combination and see how that goes working together.
They'll be really glad to get James Haskell back from injury in the new year, that'll help them push for honours at the end of the season.
Bath have had a great start to the season. A realistic expectation for me for this club would have been to finish in the top six and qualify for Europe - to be third is incredibly good.
They haven't done as well against the top opposition and that needs to change for the second half of the campaign.
They need to really sort out the George Ford situation quickly. Is he going or is he staying? They've got a top quality squad and have the ability to definitely finish in the top six.
Grade: B +
Leicester have not had it easy this first half of the season. A big loss has been Manu Tuilagi being injured for most of it and JP Pietersen not hitting the ground running form-wise.
The visit to Exeter Chiefs on Christmas Eve will be massive - win that and finishing in the top four is a reality.
Expectation is always high at Tigers, and rightly so given the resources.
Grade: B +
Jack Nowell, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Don Armand are all fit again, just in time for a big push into the second half of the season for the Chiefs.
With talent like Henry Slade, Gareth Steenson, Ollie Devoto, Sam Hill and Ian Whitten it's all about getting that midfield combination right. If Rob Baxter does that, look out.
Grade: A -
Consistency has been a problem for Harlequins. They've beaten Saracens and Bath, but have been thrashed by Wasps and lost to the likes of Newcastle and Sale.
They have some quality, stellar names, but do they have the strength in depth to make a real challenge?
Those questions need answering if Quins are to really go for glory in the second half of the season.
Currently lying sixth, if they're still there at the end of the season I think they'll be happy.
Newcastle Falcons are currently in seventh position in the Premiership, I never would have thought that, so well done.
Falcons are much improved from last season, especially in terms of results, partly down to a good pack including a strong back row. Mark Wilson in particular is an outsider for England.
They've got an exciting back line with Vereniki Goneva and Sinoti Sinoti out wide, but conceding points is still an issue, as is scoring them.
There is still perhaps a lack of a top-class 10 to link the pack and backline together, especially when it comes to kicking.
Grade: B +
Gloucester will have to go some to make the top six by the end of the season, despite being level on points with sixth-placed Harlequins at the moment.
Talk of a takeover could be unsettling, but hopefully it will inspire then to kick on and get better results.
They have to start winning the close games they're currently losing, if they can do that they have a chance.
Saints are currently ninth, not a position I would expect them to be given the quality of the squad.
Recently unsettled by the George North concussion investigation and Dylan Hartley's sending off they need to find their winning mojo quickly.
Another poor season would really put Jim Mallinder's position as head coach under the microscope.
Grade: C -
Sale always find a way to stay in the Premiership. With limited funds Steve Diamond has done a great job.
I really don't believe Sale are in any relegation danger at all.
However, after back-to-back defeats against Saracens and Exeter at the AJ Bell Stadium, they need to find the great home form of last season to push them up the table.
They only have one win this season and face Bristol in round 11 away from home. Lose that and it becomes a very, very long season.
They'll be looking for inspiration from Ben Te'o, their big summer signing, but he won't be able to do it all on his own.
For Worcester's survival, the whole squad have got to step up.
Played 10, lost 10, it doesn't look good at all for Bristol.
But a win against Worcester in round 11 could be the turning point.
The pack has struggled to compete, which makes life very difficult indeed in this league.
If they don't beat the Warriors I don't see Bristol in the Premiership next season.
Grade: C -
Jeremy Guscott was speaking to BBC Sport's Brent Pilnick.
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