Redpath calls for composure
Gloucester boss Bryan Redpath has urged "patience and composure" from his players in Sunday's Aviva Premiership clash against London Irish.
Redpath's team return to the Madejski Stadium a year after they had four players sin-binned and were blitzed 40-10 by an Irish side in top form that September afternoon. And the omens do not look good for Gloucester on this occasion, after an opening weekend defeat against Exeter and an error-strewn 22-21 victory over Leeds Carnegie.
"We have been making too many individual errors - I think 25 against Exeter, and 17 last Saturday," said Redpath. "We are creating a huge amount of scoring opportunities, but not finishing them off. We've been far better than we have been previously, both defensively and in terms of discipline, but we need to show a little more patience and composure."
He added: "Irish are a good side. They have a dangerous back-three. You kick poorly, you kick loosely and you're going to get punished.
"We have to have a very strong disciplined game to play against them. It's a big challenge for us this weekend, but we need to be up for it."
Scotland international lock Jim Hamilton makes his Gloucester debut after recovering from a virus, while centre Seilala Mapusua and second-row forward Nick Kennedy feature in an Irish side that sees Kieran Roche move to the back-row instead of an injured Steffon Armitage.