Preseason games are often more about the performance than the result and Davies stressed that the game had been a worthwhile test for his team.
"It was a very good exercise for us as I knew it would be. Obviously I've got experience of playing Leinster from my time in the Celtic League.
"And the area that they were always going to challenge us was in the contact area. It's been a big focus of ours going in to the start of the season and it was a really good test.
"I genuinely think that we played a lot of rugby out there, probably more rugby than Leinster did to be honest.
"However, there were occasions when we were second best in the contact area. That's where we're striving to become better. It's a process and it doesn't happen overnight.
"So this was a great test and it was good for our players to see how Leinster handle that facet of the game."
Only so much can be simulated on the training pitch and Saturday's game was the first opportunity to observe his charges in a truly competitive environment.
Eighty minutes of analysis footage will now provide Gloucester's analysis team with plenty of material to work with, a valuable resource ahead of the next outing, against Cardiff next Saturday (kick off 3pm).
"There will be a lot for us to pick through from that game when we do the analysis which is really positive because you can come out of some games with not very much that you've looked to work on.
"But we tried to execute a lot of things that we'd worked on beforehand and we can now start to build on those as we approach the start of the season.
"We can work with the players in what we're trying to achieve and we'll be that bit further down the line for the Blues game."
Davies finished on a positive note, praising his team for the progress they've made in a short space of time and already eagerly eying next weekend's fixture against the Blues.
"We're disappointed to lose because we wanted to come over here and claim a big scalp. We weren't able to do that but we know why.
"There was a lot of effort and a lot of endeavour, the boys have worked really hard in adapting to a new system, a new philosophy. And there were a lot of positives from that point of view.
"I'm looking forward to next weekend against the Blues. I got a bit of a feel for the matchday atmosphere at Kingsholm during the JP Morgan 7s and it was fantastic.
"This will obviously be different and I'm really looking forward to it. And with the experience of this game under our belts, we can coach off that performance which will certainly help us."