Stuart Hogg

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Stuart Hogg
Stuart Hogg 2014 CG.jpg
Birth nameStuart William Hogg
Date of birth (1992-06-24) 24 June 1992 (age 26)
Place of birthMelrose, Scotland
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight93 kg (14 st 9 lb; 205 lb)
SchoolHawick High School
SpouseGillian Hogg
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Current team Glasgow Warriors
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Hawick RFC
Stirling County
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Glasgow Warriors
Exeter Chiefs
115 (220)
Correct as of 4 March 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013, 2017
Scotland U20
British and Irish Lions
Correct as of 4 March 2019

Stuart Hogg (born 24 June 1992) is a Scottish rugby union player who has more than sixty caps for Scotland and plays for Glasgow Warriors. He plays full-back and can also play Fly-Half. In the Six Nations, Hogg was twice named player of the tournament- in 2016 and 2017. Hogg toured with the British and Irish Lions in 2013 and 2017, but his 2017 tour was cut short due to an injury.

Rugby Union career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Hogg was a pupil at Trinity Primary School and Hawick High School. He played at Hawick Wanderers, Hawick and Heriot's.

Hogg has been drafted to Stirling County in the Scottish Premiership for the 2018-19 season.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Hogg made two Warriors appearances in season 2010–11 and began the 2011–12 RaboDirect PRO12 campaign as the club's starting full-back.[2] He was named in the Pro12 Dream team at the end of the 2012/13 season. It was announced in November 2014 that Stuart Hogg had signed a two-year contract extension with the Glasgow Warriors, keeping him at the club until at least May 2017. He signed a further contract in 2016 taking him to the end of the 2018/19 season. In 2017 Hogg became the youngest player to reach 100 appearances at the age of just 24.

Scotland national team[edit]

He has represented Scotland at under-17, under-18, and under-20 level before he went on to gain full international honours.


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. Hogg impressed on his debut against Wales in Cardiff, coming on as a substitute following injury to Max Evans. Hogg was subsequently named in the starting line-up for the first time for the match versus France.[3] He scored his first try for Scotland in the 8th minute 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.

On 8 March 2014, he scored his 4th international try against France at Murrayfield. On 15 March, he was sent off in a Six Nations game against Wales for a late and dangerous hit on Dan Biggar, although originally shown a yellow card by referee Jérôme Garcès the referee then looked at the replays on one of the big screens in the stadium and upgraded his decision to a red card. On 8 June 2014, during Scotland's Summer tour he made his first appearance against the USA after his red card against Wales and he marked that game with his 5th International try.[4] 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. On 20 June 2014, he scored his sixth try for Scotland against Argentina during the Scotland summer tour. Scotland won the game 21–18.

He played a role in Scotland 7s team in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow at Ibrox Stadium he scored one try in the competition. During Scotland's Autumn internationals in 2014 he scored two tries, one against Argentina at Murrayfield and one against Tonga at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock


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).[citation needed] Defensively, he also made a significant contribution as a cover tackler, particularly against England where he made four last-ditch tackles in the opening quarter of the game.[citation needed]

Domestically it was a successful season for Hogg, with Glasgow Warriors winning their first ever Pro 12 title at Ravenhill in Belfast.[5]

Hogg played in all five of Scotland's matches at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, in which Scotland were eliminated at the quarterfinal stage by Australia.[6]

The 2016 Six Nations Championship again saw Hogg in the thick of the action, scoring tries against France and Ireland, the latter an inspired 55-metre individual effort after collecting a high ball.[7] He was also widely praised for his creativity throughout the tournament, setting up tries against the French and Italy. Following a public vote, Hogg was named as the Six Nations Player of the Championship, the first Scottish player to receive the award.[8][9]

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 last game of the 2017 Six Nations Championship against Italy he added 3 points with the boot in the 29-0 victory. He received a second successive Player of the Championship award, becoming the second person to achieve this.[9][10] Stuart Hogg received man of the match against New Zealand 18/11/17. He is now recognised as one of the best full backs in international rugby.[citation needed] On 25 November 2017, Hogg was injured in the warm up before the game against Australia.

In November 2018 it was announced Hogg would be leaving Glasgow Warriors after nine years, and joining Exeter Chiefs after the 2019 RWC.[11]

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'Mahoney. This controversial no arms tackle resulted in a shoulder injury for Hogg and Referee Jerome Garces was widely criticised for not stopping play nor checking the TMO. Hogg subsequently sat out the rest of the championship, adding to Scotland's injury woes.

International Points[edit]

Scores and results indicate Scotland's and British and Irish Lions point tally first.

# Venue Opponent Score Result Score Type Competition
5 Murrayfield Stadium, Scotland  France 5-0 17-23 Try 2012 Six Nations
10 Twickenham Stadium, London  England 31-16 31-18 Try 2013 Six Nations
15 Murrayfield Stadium, Scotland  Italy 25-3 34-10 Try 2013 Six Nations
20 Murrayfield Stadium, Scotland  France 5-6 17-19 Try 2014 Six Nations
25 BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston  United States 6-17 6-24 Try 2014 Summer Internationals
28 BMO Field, Toronto  Canada 14-16 17-19 Penalty 2014 Summer Internationals
33 Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Córdoba  Argentina 0-5 19-21 Try 2014 Summer Internationals
38 Murrayfield Stadium, Scotland  Argentina 29-10 41-31 Try 2014 Autumn Internationals
43 Rugby Park, Kilmarnock  Tonga 12-12 37-12 Try 2014 Autumn Internationals
48 Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh  Wales 5-3 23-26 Try 2015 Six Nations
51 Elland Road, Leeds  United States 3-3 39-16 Penalty 2015 Rugby World Cup
56 Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh  France 11-5 29-18 Try 2016 Six Nations
59 Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh  France 21-10 29-18 Penalty 2016 Six Nations
64 Aviva Stadium, Dublin  Ireland 9-5 35-25 Try 2016 Six Nations
69 Rugby Park, Kilmarnock  Georgia 25-8 43-16 Try 2016 Autumn Internationals
74 Rugby Park, Kilmarnock  Georgia 43-16 43-16 Try 2016 Autumn Internationals
79 Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh  Ireland 5-0 27-22 Try 2017 Six Nations
84 Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh  Ireland 12-0 27-22 Try 2017 Six Nations
89 Stade de France, Paris  France 3-5 22-16 Try 2017 Six Nations
92 Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh  Italy 3-0 29-0 Penalty 2017 Six Nations
97 Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh  Samoa 5-0 44-38 Try 2017 Autumn Internationals
102 Stadio Olimpico, Rome  Italy 24-24 27-29 Try 2018 Six Nations
107 Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh  Italy 17-3 33-20 Try 2019 Six Nations

British and Irish Lions[edit]

He was one of the four Scotland players called up for the Lions squad for the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia and was the youngest player on the 2013 tour.[12]

Hogg was named as one of two Scottish players in the initial squad selected for the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand in June and July.[13]. Hogg was injured in accidental collision with another Lions player during his third appearance of the tour in a provincial match, and left the tour before the start of the Test Matches. [14]

British and Irish Lions Points[edit]

# Venue Opponent Score Result Score Type Tour
2 Hunter Stadium, Newcastle Combined NSW-QLD Country

(Non Test Match)

0-7 0-64 Conversion 2013
4 0-14 Conversion
9 0-19 Try
11 0-26 Conversion
13 0-32 Conversion
16 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Brumbies

(Non Test Match)

8-3 14-12 Penalty
19 8-6 Penalty
21 AAMI Park, Melbourne Melbourne Rebels

(Non Test Match)

0-28 0-35 Conversion
23 0-35 Conversion


Hogg married in August 2016,[15] and became a father later that year.[16] His brother, Graham, has played for Scotland in the IRB Sevens World Series as well as representing his country at under-18, under-19 and under-20. Their father, John, played for Hawick before becoming a referee. In 2012, following his Scotland debut, he discovered he was a distant relative of George Best. A close relative of Best recognised the link after seeing Hogg play on television.[17][18]

Popular culture[edit]

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.[19] In a tweet, J.K. Rowling later insinuated that Hogg was, in fact, a full-fledged Wizard.[20]


Glasgow Warriors



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  2. ^ "Glasgow Warriors profile". (unofficial fansite). Retrieved 2013-04-30.
  3. ^ "Six Nations: Stuart Hogg to start for Scotland against France". BBC Sport. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  4. ^ Morrison, Iain (9 June 2014). "Stuart Hogg embarks on road to redemption in USA". The Scotsman. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  5. ^ Fanning, Brendan (30 May 2015). "Glasgow's three-try burst earns Pro12 title in final against Munster". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
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  7. ^ "Hogg scores amazing try for Scotland". BBC News. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Six Nations 2016: Stuart Hogg named player of the Six Nations". BBC News. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  9. ^ a b Smith, Duncan (23 March 2017). "Stuart Hogg retains Six Nations Player of Championship award". The Scotsman. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Six Nations: Scotland's Stuart Hogg voted player of the championship again". BBC News. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Stuart Hogg: Exeter sign Scotland and Glasgow full-back on two-year deal". BBC Sport. 13 November 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  12. ^ Rees, Paul (30 April 2013). "Jonny Wilkinson turned down Lions chance, says Warren Gatland". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2013-04-30.
  13. ^ "British and Irish Lions 2017: Sam Warburton captain, Dylan Hartley out". BBC Sport. 19 April 2017.
  14. ^ "Lions Rugby Players - Stuart Hogg". Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Hawick rugby star ties the knot". ITV News. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  16. ^ Smith, Aidan (4 February 2017). "Interview: Stuart Hogg on rugby, tragedy and growing up". The Scotsman. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  17. ^ "Six Nations: Stuart Hogg excited by George Best link". BBC Sport. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  18. ^ "Stuart Hogg showing signs of magic in Best family tradition". The Independent. London. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  19. ^ Rowling, J.K. "Pottermore". Sony. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
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  21. ^ "List of Champions". List of Champions. Guinness Pro 14. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  22. ^ Six Nations Player of the Championship

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