"His attacking flair has never been in question, but he had three great kicks for field position and he made his tackles when he needed to, and that was just as important."
Redpath admitted today's nerve-tingling victory came as a "huge relief".
"We've been on the wrong end of recent results," he said. "We created two great chances in the first 25 minutes but in the next 15 minutes we conceded three soft tries, and suddenly we're thinking deja vu.
"I said to the players at half-time we were staring down the barrel of a gun. We had to go out with the right mindset to win the game.
"It's been a tough six weeks. We've taken a lot of flak, quite rightly so in many ways, but hopefully we can turn the corner. The next two games are huge for us."
"It's something we've been longing for," added Cipriani. "We had to give the fans something to cheer about and we did.
"I enjoyed it. It was good fun. I think the boys were playing pretty well before I came on so it was seamless to fit in there."
"Every player wants to have game time," Cipriani continued. "I've just got to fit in with what the coach wants and needs. I'm new into a team.
"Obviously I want to start. Mac (Nick Macleod) is a long servant for the club and he's a great player.
"He wants that jersey but, if you've got two 10s going for it and both playing well, that's better for the team. I've got to keep working at it and hopefully I'll get a start next week."