Scotland in 2023, at the next World Cup, will have vast experience in some positions. Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell will be 31. Hoggy should be the most capped Scottish player ever by then, and probably the record try-scorer as well.
River near Yokohama Stadium bursts its banks as Scots look to play Japan match wherever it’s possible
Stuart Hogg wants to play Japan tonight and doesn’t care where it happens.
Stuart Hogg says Scotland must be ready to play their biggest game of their lives as they bid to reach the last eight of the World Cup.
Stuart Hogg says there are no more grey areas after Scotland’s capitulation in Yokohama: “we’re in must-win territory already”.
Scotland in Japan: Diary Day One – the Scots, and everybody else, get sucked into the Tokyo metropolis
Japan may be something a culture shock to some, but yesterday was maybe a little too familiar.
Now is the time to take on Ireland in the Rugby World Cup, believes Scotland star man Stuart Hogg.
Stuart Hogg has already suffered a case of mistaken identity in Japan but the Scotland star has no trouble recognising the threat facing his side in Sunday’s World Cup opener against Ireland.
Gregor Townsend says he had initially planned to change the entire starting XV for Saturday’s match against France at Murrayfield, but was persuaded to keep star man Stuart Hogg in the side because the full-back feels he needs more game time after coming off early with cramp last weekend.
If there’s consolation for Glasgow Warriors fans in the wake of their 18-15 loss to Leinster in Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 final, it’s that only the last two European champions could beat their team when it really mattered this year.
It seemed a ludicrous decision at the time, and hasn’t been placated by watching it back later.