Stuart Hogg’s innocuous ankle injury has resulted in surgery and the Scotland and British Lions full-back is out for a lengthy period including the four November tests.
Two “innocuous” injuries could see Stuart Hogg and Zander Fagerson miss considerable time for both Glasgow Warriors and for Scotland, assistant coach Kenny Murray admitted yesterday.
Stuart Hogg is already the poster boy of Scottish rugby – even the new streamlined "skinhead" version – for his brilliant skills but what he’s now bringing to the benefit of Glasgow and Scotland can’t be ignored, believes Dave Rennie.
Two pairs of local brothers have made it into the Scotland starting line-up that will face the USA this weekend.
Gregor Townsend’s mind fluctuated briefly but he stuck to his plan to give a whole swathe of experienced players the summer off and only two players over 30 years of age will tour with Scotland to Canada, the USA and Argentina in June.
Even equalling a record Scotland have achieved only once in more than 90 years will not satisfy Stuart Hogg from this 6 Nations season – the title is the only aim.
Seeking solace for another defeat away in the Six Nations, most Scots leaving the Aviva Stadium with their shoulders slumped in disappointment pointed to the video board illustrating the scoreline and grimaced.
Robert Burns should be saved for infinitely more pleasurable occasions than dreich days in Cardiff in February, but his words loomed large as the Scots trudged away from the Principality Stadium wounded and humiliated yet again.
Glasgow will put an international class backline with Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour and Alex Dunbar returning from lengthy spells out of action to try to make at least a closing statement on their poor European Champions’ Cup campaign.
Stuart Hogg won’t be risked by Glasgow Warriors even off the bench against Leinster as the Scotland full-back’s comeback from injury was postponed for at least another week.