Redpath has lost his gamble

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By Western Daily Press | Saturday, November 03, 2012, 09:00

Where swapping one club for another is concerned, any move in professional sport could be considered a gamble – and it is fairly safe to suggest Bryan Redpath's decision to swap Gloucester for Sale has not quite paid off.

Sale are bottom of the Aviva Premiership and Redpath has this week been demoted from director of rugby to head coach. Gloucester, meanwhile, could end the weekend as Premiership leaders if they win at Harlequins tonight.

Any sense of Schadenfreude being experienced by Kingsholm regulars should be tempered, not multiplied, however, by the fact Gloucester are now arguably in a much stronger position than they were under Redpath.

Nigel Davies has made a very impressive start to his tenure at the club and Gloucester seem to be successfully combining their expansive style of rugby with a rugged and ruthless edge.

They have not lost since the opening day of the season and have now won six matches in a row. The only winners so far in Redpath's gamble are the club he left behind.



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