The support that the Gloucester faithful provided for the team was magnificent on both occasions and Burns confirmed that it means a lot to the team.
"They played a huge part. When teams like Leicester come to Kingsholm, you know it's pretty much going to be a full house and they were behind us from the very first minute.
"Words can't explain what it means to play in front of them and what a lift it gives you as a player. It's why Kingsholm is so special."
Gloucester needed all the backing they could get from the home crowd in the second half. Jimmy Cowan and Rob Cook were sinbinned within a minute of each, leaving 13 men to dig deep and wait for the cavalry to return.
"The character of the boys was outstanding. You go down to 13 men and you look at the boys outside you, and you think that most players would be questioning themselves.
"That wasn't the case at all. It was a case of 'what do we next' and everyone dug in. Obviously we conceded the penalty try but, to emerge from the spell when we only had 13 men, having only conceded 7 points was outstanding."
It was a significant win for the team and Burns knows that another tough test lies in wait this weekend.
"We answered a few questions today. We've been on a good run but we've not really come up against a top four side.
"Leicester was a good opportunity for us to go out there and prove a point and we did that.
"We've got Quins next and we know what they're about. So, another tough week's training and we'll go down there and have a go."