It's been a challenging week following the sudden resignation of Head Coach Bryan Redpath but Hogg insists that Gloucester are pulling together and looking to use recent events to insprire them.
"In the face of adversity, we have to come together. There is a massive challenge and there's something at stake on Saturday at 3 o'clock.
"There's a Heineken Cup place up for grabs and we've got to look forward as a group and recognize that this is our last opportunity together at home at Kingsholm to make a statement.
"It's a very special game for us in that this group is going through some transition and there are some players leaving the club.
"Some of them have been together a long time and that's something special and it should count for something."
Recent weeks have seen Gloucester slip to seventh in the table and Sale moved above them last weekend. Given sixth will qualify for the Heineken Cup, the ramifications are obvious, but it's all about pride according to Hogg.
"We've underperformed over the last few weeks, there's no question about that. But we have an opportunity on Saturday to salvage some pride and some dignity on Saturday and that's key for us.
"We respect Sale. They're a quality team with quality players. But Saturday is about this group of players and how we want to be remembered.
"We've let our supporters down over the past two or three weeks and we're looking to put that right."
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