Stuart Hogg

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Ireland’s Conor Murray with referee Mathieu Raynal during the meeting with Wales last year. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland v Scotland Referee: Mathieu Raynal Raynal, who red carded CJ Stander for a collision that knocked out Springbok outhalf Patrick Lambie in 20(...)

Gregor Townsend and his new Scotland captain Stuart Hogg. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Overview To say things didn’t go to plan for Scotland at the World Cup would be an understatement. Their opening fixture against Ireland was framed a(...)

 Scotland’s Stuart Hogg takes on Ireland’s Jordan Larmour during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool A game between Ireland and Scotland, at the Yokohama Stadium in Japan. Photograph:  Gary Hutchison/SNS Group via Getty Images

Time moves on. Coaches, captains and squads change, all the more so in the fall-out from a World Cup cycle. No less than Ireland, Scotland are proof o(...)

Stuart Hogg has been appointed as the new Scotland captain. Photograph: Getty Images

Stuart Hogg has been appointed as the new Scotland captain for the Six Nations, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced. The Exeter fullback takes ove(...)

Racing 92’s Virimi Vakatawa scores a try against Munster. Munster need Racing to defeat Saracens away to have any chance themselves of a quarter-final place. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s been a slow burner but at last the European Champions Cup came vibrantly to life over the penultimate weekend. The net effect has left the four p(...)

 Stuart Hogg: will add a cutting edge at fullback to  Exeter Chiefs’ Champions Cup challenge. Photograph:  Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Fine is probably not the word to describe the current state of Saracens. The holders go into the opening round of the Champions Cup this weekend set(...)

Japan’s wing Kenki Fukuoka scores a try during the  Rugby World Cup Pool A match against  Scotland at the International Stadium in Yokohama. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

Japan 28 Scotland 21 Some days a country is unbeatable. Ireland against England under Croke Park’s glare in 2007. New Zealand the week after any All (...)

 Referee Angus Gardner came under fire from both camps following the game between France and Argentina at  Tokyo Stadium  in Chofu, Japan. Photograph by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The Offload asked World Rugby’s chief of referees Alain Rolland if any conversations were held with head coaches about the pressure they put on offici(...)

Ireland’s  Jacob Stockdale makes a break  during the  Rugby World Cup Pool A clash against Scotland at  the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty

For me, Gregor Townsend’s pre-match interview was fascinating. When the Scottish coach was asked what he said to his team before leaving them on the p(...)

Iain Henderson makes a break against Scotland during the World Cup clash at the  International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan. Photograph: Craig Mercer/Inpho

The incoming Ulster captain deserved a few minutes of our time. Turns out everyone was forced to witness Iain Henderson’s rare burst into open country(...)

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