Head Coach Bryan Redpath revealed at the post match press conference that he had sought to remind the squad that Chairman Tom Walkinshaw passed away in December 2010 after the round three Challenge Cup win in La Rochelle.
"We highlighted that Tom died a year ago which was important for the players to understand.
"He was someone that was there to support us. He was always there through the tough times and not a massively critical man at those times. He was very supportive.
"He died a year ago this weekend and it's fitting that we've come away from home and won.
"We discussed it at training last night when we arrived because I felt it was important. He texted me that night after we lost in La Rochelle which the players appreciated as they knew he wasn't well.
"Tom epitomized everything there is about Gloucester and that performance was maybe not as flash as we've been in the past but it was hard working and the boys did the Walkinshaw family proud."
Similarly, winger James Simpson-Daniel spoke of how the team had used the memories as motivation.
"Brush brought it up and made us aware of it. It wasn't a case of 'Let's play better because of it'. But we had it in the back of our minds.
"Tom was always very loyal to Gloucester, put a hell of a lot into it and it was nice to get a win for the family, for Ryan and Martine."