However, Redpath insists that it the circumstances are slightly different.
"The difference this time around is that we're training with the boys who we think will be around for that first game."
"It's not like Autumn internationals or Six Nations where certain players are available, then suddenly head off to play for their countries and you have to bring other players in and they haven't played so much."
"That happened a bit to Northampton last year and they got caught cold a little bit. Now they have all preseason to prepare like we do."
"Franklin's Gardens is never going to be easy. We beat them twice last year which I'm sure will be a real driver for them."
Worcester Warriors will be the first team to visit Kingsholm and, having lost early on to newly promoted Exeter last season, Redpath is well aware of the challenge.
"We'll have had the one run out. Exeter was always going to be a potential banana skin and I think people underestimated sometimes what Exeter brought to the Premiership."
"Worcester will be similar. They'll be very motivated to stay in the division again and the first away game is huge for any team, the same as the first home game is huge for us."
"But you've just got to get on with it. It's a local derby, one of the big ones for us and it'll be great to get them at Kingsholm."