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Redpath hails Gloucester win

Gloucester coach Bryan Redpath was delighted with his side's 40-3 win over Cardiff that kept their hopes of retaining the LV= Cup alive.

Gloucester were much the stronger side on paper and this was reflected on the field at Kingsholm.

"We are chuffed with the result," said Redpath. "We had 12 changes from last week's starting line-up against Toulouse. There was an element of mix and match and we didn't get the balance right in the first half, but all credit to the Blues for battling hard with a much under-strength side."

Gloucester led 21-3 at the interval but were prevented from adding to that score in the third quarter before two splendid individual tries from James Simpson-Daniel emphasised the home side's superiority.

On Simpson-Daniel's performance, Redpath added: "Since the announcement of the England squad Sinbad (Simpson-Daniel) has got better.

"He is strong and compact and if ever England needed a man on form he will always be there for them."

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