Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys asked for patience from the Cherry and Whites fans after their poor 53-6 loss at Northampton.
Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys asked for patience from the Cherry and Whites fans after their dismal 53-6 defeat at Northampton.
Franklin's Gardens hosted the Aviva Premiership opener as the Saints dominated the Kingsholm outfit, running in eight tries in the home fixture.
“Nobody likes to get beaten like that, but we said all through pre-season that we wouldn't know where we are until we've played the first six games of the season,” said boss Humphreys.
“At that point we'll know much better where we are and where we can aspire to be by the end of the season.
“It was a tough night, but we were playing the champions and we saw why last season they were first and we were ninth.
“We know we're much better than that scoreline suggests and now it's down to us to show that.
“We just didn't know how quickly the team would gel. We saw against Northampton there are elements of the game we did well and there are elements of the game we have to put a huge amount of work into.”