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Dan Robson looking to learn from unhappy Kingsholm return

It was an unhappy return to Kingsholm for Dan Robson and the Wasps scrum-half is desperate for an immediate response against Sale Sharks this weekend.

The 24-year-old started Wasps’ 36-18 loss to Gloucester – the club where he began his career – as late tries from Matt Scott and Charlie Sharples denied Dai Young’s team even a losing bonus point.

They missed the chance to go top of the Aviva Premiership Rugby table as a result, suffering only their second league defeat of the season.

That makes Sunday’s clash with Sale all the more important, and despite the disappointment of losing against his former team, Robson insists there were positives to take from the game.

He said: “It was pretty disappointing from our point of view but we were a bit off the boil and they had a game plan to put us under pressure.

“It’s always nice to go back and see some old friends, but that’s two years in a row that we have lost down there. It’s a tough place to go.

“Having had a chance to look back, we were pretty disappointed with a lot of things, but there were also a lot of good things that we maybe hadn’t thought of. It’s about cutting out those little errors.

“We know taking on Sale will be very difficult. They are always massively physical up front and then they have some exciting young talents in the backs. It will be a massive test for us.

“From a scrum-half perspective you have (38-year-old) Peter Stringer who is going unbelievably well, and then Mike Phillips with all his big game experience as well. So it’s another experience for me to learn from.”

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One of the biggest changes for Robson this season has been his half-back partner, with Danny Cipriani having stepped into the role since joining from Sale.

Jimmy Gopperth has been used more often in the centres or even at full-back with Cipriani used most often in the ten shirt.

And the more the season goes on, the more Robson believes the pair are starting to function on the same wavelength.

He added: “It’s a growing relationship, and it will take time. But it’s been good and we’ve been learning off each other.

“It’s one of the nice things to know that we are only going to get stronger as the season goes on.

“Overall the season has been going quite well for me although I’ve had a few little niggles which was a bit frustrating. That stopped being getting a bit of rhythm.

“But we’ve had a good start to the season as a team and now we’ve got a big week coming up with the Sale game.”

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