Stuart Hogg’s 11th hour injury which cost him a part in Scotland’s record thrashing of Australia was a result of the controversial hit in the air during the test against New Zealand, confirmed Gregor Townsend.
Hogg suffered an injury to backside a week ago when he landed after colliding with Waisake Naholo, an incident that many thought should have resulted in a yellow card for the All Black wing.
The full-back had taken full part in the final two training sessions last week but felt something when doing kicking practice and despite being strapped up it worsened. Sean Maitland moved to full-back and Byron McGuigan came in on the wing, and they scored three of Scotland’s eight tries between them.
“We don’t think it’s major,” said Townsend. “It’s unlikely he would play next week (for Glasgow) because of playing in the Autumn Tests but it’s likely to be a short term thing anyway.”
There were no other injuries from the game itself, although it was an eventful weekend for Ruaridh Jackson.
The stand-off/full-back was the 25th man in the squad and called on to the bench after Hogg’s injury, playing the last 10 minutes as a replacement for his 31st cap.
But the 29-year-old was also due to play for Glasgow against Ospreys yesterday and flew down to Swansea where he played an hour as the Warriors thrashed their hosts 47-6.
“Felt like a kid again this weekend playing two games in two days,” said the Aberdonian. “Loved being part of Saturday’s win and again with the Glasgow boys.”