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.

Having made his debut for the club 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 since gone on to play a key role in many of the club's most memorable occasions, including the 2014/15 title-winning campaign, and Glasgow's run to a first-ever European quarter-final in 2016/17.

The youngest player ever to reach 100 caps for the Warriors, Hogg reached the milestone against Edinburgh at Scotstoun in May 2017.

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.

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.

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

Stats

Caps
110
Tries
30
Starts
101
Conversions
15
Replacements
9
Penalty goals
13
Points
220
Drop goals
1
Position: 
Full-back
D.O.B.: 24/06/92
Place of birth:
Melrose
Height: 5ft 11in
Weight: 93kg
Twitter: @StuartWHOGG_15