The 32 man England squad selected by interim Head Coach Stuart Lancaster features winger Charlie Sharples who won his first cap as a replacement against Wales last summer.
Meanwhile, a quintet of Gloucester players have been named in the Saxons squad.
Redpath initially spoke of Sharples selection:
"It's great for him as he was very close to going to the World Cup.
"They've made some changes and some of the more senior players are out of the squad and that's now given Charlie a chance to play at the top level which is fantastic for him.
"He hasn't quite hit the heights of last season just yet because he's not received the same quality possession this time around but that's the way it is sometimes.
"It's great news for him but also for the boys in the Saxons who have a chance to push for the senior group.
"I haven't had chance to look in detail at both squads so can't really comment on that but it's really good news for our boys.
And on a first call up to the Saxons squad for the likes of Freddie Burns and Jonny May:
"They've both performed pretty well this season. Freddie was probably pretty close last season but he's performed really well over the past six or eight weeks and that's credit to him.
"Jonny's been right up there as one of our top backs for this season. He's been consistent whether he's been on the wing, in the centre or at full back.
"I don't know whether they'll start but it will allow them to experience the environment, it'll be a great experience for them to train and play with players at that level."
Meanwhile, the selection of Luke Narraway, Henry Trinder and Nick Wood for the Saxons squad takes Gloucester Rugby's total involvement across the two England squads announced today to five.
Trinder is among a number of Saxons providing temporary injury cover in the elite squad.