“Rob will always give you the tools to be successful,” Hogg said. Following a public vote, Hogg was named as the Six Nations Player of the Championship, the first Scottish player to receive the award.. I am absolutely loving learning new things on a daily basis and challenging myself against the best players in England.”. His arrival at Sandy Park, having just featured for Scotland in the Rugby World Cup in Japan, is a welcome one, not only for fans of the Chiefs, but supporters across the country who will be looking forward to seeing his dazzling array of talent on a regular basis. , Hogg married in August 2016, and became a father later that year. In 2012, following his Scotland debut, he discovered he was a distant relative of George Best. Please review our, You need to be a subscriber to join the conversation. Not everyone on Twitter is a troll. “People will say ‘I am not reading it’, but they are. Arriving in Devon after nine years with Glasgow Warriors, Hogg's arrival into the Gallagher Premiership is hoped to lift the Chiefs on to even bigger and better things. About Stuart DOB: 24/06/1992: Born: Melrose: Height: 5ft 9in / 1.80m: Weight: 14st 6lbs / 93kg: Position: Full-Back: Total Appearances: 19: Total Tries: 5: Total Points: 25: Previous Club: Glasgow Warriors: Honours: Scotland : Sponsored by. The following week, Hogg scored another outstanding individual try in Scotland’s 17-0 victory away to Italy. Just days after Scotland had been knocked out of the World Cup by Japan, he turned up to find his locker plastered in Japan flags. Hogg has been drafted to Stirling County in the Scottish Premiership for the 2008–9 season.. He also crossed the line against Ireland, but dropped the ball as he went to ground it with his right hand. “I look on that now as a turning point,” Hogg told Telegraph Sport. He scored one try in the competition. Hogg was subsequently named in the starting line-up for the first time for the match versus France. In the Six Nations, Hogg was twice named player of the tournament- in 2016 and 2017. The people’s opinions who matter are my family’s, my friends and those within the four walls of the changing room.  He scored his first try for Scotland in the 8th minute against France. During Scotland's Autumn internationals in 2014 he scored two tries, one against Argentina at Murrayfield and one against Tonga at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock. He led by example again in the landmark 28-17 win over France at Murrayfield. He played a role in Scotland 7s team in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow at Ibrox Stadium. “Some people will say that social media doesn’t bother them but I have been involved in changing rooms and I have been guilty of it in the past where the first thing boys do after a game is go on their phones and check social media,” Hogg said. Hogg impressed on his debut against Wales in Cardiff, coming on as a substitute following injury to Max Evans. Please ensure you have entered a valid email address. From a personal point of view and from a family point of view I feel we have made the perfect decision. “Coming off it, you are not reading the crap that is sent to you. Returning to Premiership action with Exeter Chiefs, the patrons of Gloucester’s Shed stand were keen to remind him of him of this unfortunate sequence of events at every possible opportunity. A close relative of Best recognised the link after seeing Hogg play on television. Instead he points to Finn Russell’s pass of the century against England in 2018, a high-risk, high-reward play that could have easily resulted in an England interception and an inevitable social media pile-on.  On 14 June 2014, he slotted a crucial 43-metre kick to secure a win against Canada at BMO Stadium the final score was 17–19 to Scotland during the Scotland Summer tour. “I was making the odd mistake and was not getting the best out of myself. Find out more, Stuart Hogg says at Exeter he has 'the license to express yourself and have some fun', Hogg now makes a point of making sure to ground the ball - as he did here at Kingsholm, Exeter Chiefs claim their first Champions Cup crown with enthralling final victory against Racing 92, I've never seen Rob Baxter look as nervous as he did in this final - but his Exeter players did him proud, Blair Cowan: 'With Scotland I was always worried about making a mistake... you should instead enjoy the moment', Exeter's Champions Cup Final triumph was a match to savour, a contest of unrelenting endeavour and spirit, Harlequins swat aside Wasps for consecutive Premier 15s bonus-point victory. Even if he has yet to undergo the club’s infamous initiation, he has been welcomed into the fold with open arms. Exeter's marquee signing ahead of the 2019/20 season, big things are certainly expected of the two-time British & Irish Lions tourist and back-to-back RBS 6 Nations Player of the Championship winner (2016 and 2017). Besides, there are enough trolls at Exeter for Hogg to deal with. “I am fully anticipating all the kids ending up with English accents,” Hogg said. Stuart Hogg received man of the match against New Zealand 18/11/17. You have been added to our newsletter list. But when the abuse cascades on you like a waterfall it can leave you gasping for air. I can assure you it is the happiest I have been in a long time through many different factors.”. In a struggling Scotland side in the 2015 Six Nations Championship, Hogg made the most metres (442); beat the most defenders (18); and made the second most carries (63). I am not expected to pull a rabbit out of a hat every game because there are plenty of other boys in this squad who can do that. Exeter Chiefs v Racing 92, Champions Cup final 2020: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction? He plays fullback and can also play fly-half. The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. Hogg was named captain for the 2020 Six Nations Championship, starting against Ireland, England, Italy and France and being set to start against Wales before the worldwide pandemic of Covid-19 halted that match. “The thing is people will not remember the four out of five times it does work,” Hogg said. Scores and results indicate Scotland's and British and Irish Lions point tally first. Stuart Hogg (born 24 June 1992) is a Scottish rugby union player who has more than sixty caps for Scotland, currently serving as its captain, and plays for Exeter Chiefs. In the 2019 Six Nations Championship, Hogg started Scotland's opening game against Italy and their second round clash with Ireland, however he was taken out just after kicking the ball by Irish flanker Peter O'Mahony. As Hogg testifies, this is a reality that any rugby player who makes a high-profile mistake has to live with and he believes it is having a corrosive effect on players’ performances on the big stage.  On 25 November 2017, Hogg was injured in the warm up before the game against Australia. 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In 2017 Hogg became the youngest player to reach 100 appearances at the age of just 24. Hogg was the first ready-made superstar Exeter recruited, rather than made. It was a big decision as a family to move away from everybody into the unknown. “He allows you to go out to play how you want to play and create highlight moments for yourself. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. He's a wizard. He plays fullback and can also play fly-half. He is now recognised as one of the best full backs in international rugby. In the last game of the 2017 Six Nations Championship against Italy he added 3 points with the boot in the 29–0 victory. A key element was Hogg’s decision to quit social media – or at least hand it off to his management company – in the wake of those drops, over Ireland’s tryline and on his own tryline against England.  He was named in the Pro12 Dream team at the end of the 2012/13 season.  Hogg toured with the British and Irish Lions in 2013 and 2017, but his 2017 tour was cut short due to an injury. I have got a Henry Slade inside me and Jack Nowell outside of me, so how can I not perform?”. Hogg subsequently sat out the rest of the championship, adding to Scotland's injury woes. Stuart Hogg says at Exeter he has 'the license to express yourself and have some fun' Credit: GETTY IMAGES Stuart Hogg can identify the precise moment his year pivoted. I don’t need every Tom, Dick and Harry pointing that out to me in public. Hogg had a great 2017 Six Nations Championship scoring two tries against Ireland, he then continued this good form by scoring against France. In the 2013 Six Nations he scored his second and third international tries against England in round one and in round two he scored against the Italians an intercept try from his 5-metre line and ran 95 metres to score his third international try. Hogg toured with the British and Irish Lions in 2013 and 2017, but his 2017 tour was cut short due to an injury. The Scotland captain had made high-profile handling errors in successive Six Nations matches against Ireland and England. Scotland won the game 21–18. The full-back reveals that quitting social media means he can put mistakes behind him as his team look for a first-ever European semi-final. This will not be far off my best rugby certainly. He gained his first cap for the Scotland national rugby union team after earning a call up to Andy Robinson's 36-man squad for the 2012 Six Nations following a series of impressive performances for Glasgow. STUART HOGG trotted off injured after helping Exeter Chiefs book their Premiership play-off place in a pig of a game. , Hogg is briefly mentioned on Pottermore, in an excerpt written by J.K. Rowling for the website, suggesting that he and fellow players Jim Hamilton and Kelly Brown are in fact squibs – wizard-born with no magical powers – masquerading as muggles.
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