As a result, handling was nigh on impossible and the tactical kicking game had to be spot on. The team's approach had to be 100% and Hogg felt that his side had got it right.
"Conditions meant that it was never going to be a game of free flowing rugby, it was always going to be about hard yards and ball retention."
"It was always going to be about inches, round the corner and collision, round the corner and collision. And I thought we stuck to the task really well."
"They had a period of possession about ten minutes from the end where we had to stay disciplined and we worked hard and managed to hold them out."
"So, we're delighted to come through the back end of that. It wasn't a classic by any means but it was about controlling the ball and controlling field position and I thought we did that very well especially first half."
Winning away from Kingsholm has been Gloucester's Achilles heel in recent times, a fact Hogg readily acknowledged.
"We haven't been great on the road in the Premiership over the past couple of years and it's something we've pinpointed and we've identified places like Adams Park as places where we have to come and front up especially in conditions like they were today."
"I thought we were very accurate tactically in the first half and we used the conditions well and got our structure right."
"We got a little bit loose in the second half and gave them opportunities to hold high field position that led to two or three of their penalties. There was a bit of ill discipline there but it comes from controlling the field position."
"We have struggled in the past to adapt to conditions as we are a movement side. For the past five weeks we've played an expansive game but conditions were never going to allow that tonight."
"We went a little bit more route one, a little bit aerial and we're glad to come out of that with a result."