However, the hard work done up front by the pack created the opportunities which were clinically taken by the rest of the side.
Redpath told the media after the game:
"A lot of credit must go to the forwards for their work ethic throughout the whole game which can get lost in conditions like that. But I thought that their work ethic and their desire to keep going was great."
The tone was set from the off when Gloucester drove Sale off their own scrummage ball in the first minutes and a penalty try followed shortly afterwards. Redpath was asked if the scrum was the key.
"In those conditions, it was always going to be. You don't often get a competition when everyone's on the floor. Once you slide once, you're gone and that's it."
"The lineout's different, the passing's different. So that was the thing that was always going to be strong and we learned our lesson from last week when Leicester were very strong in the scrum and we knew that that creates problems for teams."
"When you have conditions like that, it makes it very different when you're under pressure set piece wise."
"We focussed on simplicity all week, the ball carrier and ball presentation and the clearing of the rucks and we did that pretty well I think."