Stuart Hogg

Stuart Hogg has progressed from bright young talent to one of Scotland's key players, with the full-back one of the most scintillating attackers in world rugby.

A regular for Scotland, he featured in the British and Irish Lions tours of Australia in 2013 and New Zealand in 2017.

In 2016 and 2017 he was voted the RBS 6 Nations Player of the Championship, becoming the first Scotsman to win the award.

Having made his debut in 2011, Hogg was voted Young Player of the Year for the whole of the PRO12 in 2012, shortly after being named Warriors Young Player of the Season and Players' Young Player of the Season.

The full-back marked his breakthrough season in 2011/12 by scoring a stunning hat-trick away to reigning PRO12 champions Munster and another score in the sem-final against Leinster.

Hogg has represented Scotland at under-17, under-18 and under-20 level having played for Borders under-16s and under-17s. Before signing his first professional contract, with Glasgow Warriors, he played for Hawick Wanderers, Hawick and Heriot's.

He won his first Scotland cap against Wales in 2012 as a substitute. In his first start for Scotland two weeks later against France he marked it with his first try for his country. 

Hogg was one of only five players who started in every game of the 2015 RBS 6 Nations Championship and was selected for the 12-man shortlist for player of the tournament, along with fellow Scot and Glasgow Warriors club-mate, Jonny Gray.

Throughout the Championship he made the most metres (442), 99 more than his closest rival, France’s Scott Spedding, and also beat the most defenders (20), four more than second-place, England wing Jack Nowell.

His tally of 63 carries was second only to England’s Billy Vunipola, and his seven clean breaks were joint third highest in the tournament. Hogg also managed to record eight offloads, one less than tournament leader George Ford. The fullk-back also scored his ninth try in a Scotland jersey, as he crossed the line in the 23-26 defeat to Wales at BT Murrayfield.

It was this scintillating form that made him a certainty for the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad, starting against Italy in the 48-7 winning warm-up match at BT Murrayfield before being the only player to start each of the national team's World Cup games, launching a long-range penalty through the sticks in the 39-16 win over USA.

The Scotland international will be staying at Scotstoun until at least May 2019.


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D.O.B.: 24/06/92
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Height: 5ft 11in
Weight: 93kg
Twitter: @StuartWHOGG_15