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Redpath happy with win

Gloucester boss Bryan Redpath was delighted with his side's 19-13 victory over Saracens at Kingsholm that lifted them into third place in the Aviva Premiership.

But Saracens look like losing centre Kameli Ratuvou with a knee injury after he went flying into home wing Charlie Sharples during the second-half as the Gloucester man was scoring his side's only try of the match. After that, the game descended into a punch-up. Ratuvou was stretchered off the pitch and Sharples left the field looking dazed.

Redpath said: "Both sides played very well and they starved us of possession at the start. We were dull and gave away three dull penalties and you can't do that against good sides. Saracens punished us for that. We were 10-3 down but the players' resilience to come back from that and win the game; I was delighted with that."

He added: "Our discipline, though, was letting us down and that is something I will address on Monday because we can't be like that. I can understand penalties on our own line when we are under pressure, but I can't accept dull ones. I'm pretty angry about that.

"We didn't have any territory at times and the key thing was not to cut our own throats to find territory. It was going to be a game of chess.

"Credit to Sarries. In the first 25 minutes, they were good and we weren't but, on a whole, when we attacked, we looked pretty dangerous."

And he had some words of wisdom for Sharples, who tried to "showboat" with a dive instead of putting the ball on the ground for his try.

"He doesn't need to be shown by me. The diving looks nice but five points stand if you walk over and put the ball down or you dive. I think sometimes showboating doesn't look great but he did finish the try off well," said Redpath.


From Belfast Telegraph