After a composed and mature performance in the number ten shirt against the Leicester Tigers a week ago, Burns enhanced his growing reputation at Kingston Park with another accomplished display.
He used the wind well in the first half, put his backs into space when it was on and also kicked well off the tee.
Talking after the game, he admitted that he was satisfied with his own contribution but that it means little when the result doesn't go Gloucester's way.
"It's obviously key for me that I try and put some consistency together. I was really happy with how I played last week (against Leicester) and it's all about using that as my benchmark and trying to push on.
"It's easier doing it at Kingsholm where you know the pitch and the conditions inside out but it's different coming to a place like this (Kingston Park) where things like the win in particular are different.
"It was nice to steer the boys around the park but, again, it's hugely disappointing to come away losing by just one score. It's stupid things that are letting us down at the minute."
After yet another narrow defeat, Burns revealed that a few home truths were uttered after the final whistle but that's the way things have to be at the moment.
"There were obviously words spoken in the dressing room and they had to be said to be fair. We've now lost six out of seven and we've got to start taking ownership.
"If that means words have to be said and you have to be brutally honest with each other and front up and take it on the chin then so be it."
Gloucester didn't make the most of having the elements behind them in the first half, allowing Newcastle to score two tries, and that was crucial to the overall outcome.
"It was 20-17 going in at half time and it was always going to be hard then in that second half to get the boys in the right area to play.
"We tried to play from deep and, when we got into our phase stuff, then we looked pretty sharp. But there were a few errors in there and that's what let us down.
"We have to keep plugging away. Personally I feel that we are doing the right things, the thought processes are correct and it's now pulling it all together."
"At certain times we look unstoppable. We score a good try through Morgs and then there's a lapse in concentration from the restart and it's three points.
"Then another lapse, they break through and score and that great start is gone. We have to be ruthless when we score points, dig in and not give cheap points away.
Despite recent disappointments though, there is still real self belief in the squad who know that they're not far way from really clicking.
"We're going so much good work only for the silly little things to let us down. If we can get rid of them then we can go to places like Newcastle and Connacht and get a result.
"Next week will be tough. But we'll work hard Monday to Friday and, if we front up, be honest with each other and work for each other, I'm sure we can go to Connacht and get a result over there."