Mike Tindall came off the bench for Gloucester to steer the Guinness Premiership side to a convincing away triumph in Italy.

The Cherry and Whites trail Cardiff by five points and require maximum points in the return at Kingsholm.

Now Dean Ryan’s men must keep their foot on the accelerator and apply pressure on the Welsh region in Pool Six.

Gloucester have won five out of their last home matches in the competition while Calvisano have only recorded one away win – to Beziers in 2003.