However, Tindall told the media after the game that it was all taken into account when determining how long he would play for.
"It probably wasn't the ideal pitch to start on but, when we scored four tries in the first half, it made it an easy decision to ensure that I just did 40 and got back into it slowly."
"It's been a long old road but finally got there and hopefully it'll stay all good and well."
"Securing the bonus point early and having an extended week next week with us playing on the Sunday means I can put some extra work in and go into the Wasps game quite happy."
It was put to Tindall that the team's performance was even more impressive given the difficulties in handling the ball.
"Who would have thought it? It was like something out of the 1974 Lions. No spin passing, good old fashioned passing. Move it out to the wing to Lesley and Lesley will score."
"No, it was good. Our breakdown work was outstanding as was our execution in the first 30 to 35 minutes in terms of not turning the ball over."
"The biggest thing is that we've cut down on the basic errors. At the beginning of the season we were playing some good stuff at times but always shot ourselves in the foot but turning the ball over in the other team's 22 and not finishing off opportunities."
"Now we're being more clinical when we get those opportunities and we're finishing them. Last week at Leicester was how we were at the start of the season and we gave them too much easy possession and we didn't get to impose our game."
"Whereas today we kept the ball and we kept playing and we've got players who can feed off that."
The 2003 Rugby World Cup winner who joined Gloucester for the 2005-6 season went on to admit that, although he's glad to be back in playing action, he knows he has a fight for his place on his hands.
"I think Tim and Eli have been outstanding especially since the turn of the year. I think Tim, coming from Nottingham, no-one would have seen him coming and he's been outstanding and deserves credit."
"I said that to Brush when he said that he was going to start me, that it wasn't going to be an easy decision who to start as well."
"Those two definitely don't deserve to get dropped and I've got to fight to get myself in. I don't want to go straight back in just because it's me, I have to earn my stripes as much as anyone else. That puts pressure on me and I'm happy with that."
"It's quite good to be doing it this way around for once. Normally I play 23 games and then miss all the fun stuff at the end! So, I'll be touching wood."
Finally, looking ahead to Wasps this coming weekend?
"We've got to go there confident. You look at how many tries we've scored over the past few weeks and what we can do when we get into our game."
"They're never easy to play but we've had success down there. We just got to go down there with confidence and take them on."