Named Six Nations Player of the Championship on two occasions, Stuart Hogg is one of the most talented rugby players Scotland has ever produced.
We take a closer look at Scotland star Hogg, including his early life, club career and international record...
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Stuart Hogg is a Scotland international rugby union player, who has made 96 appearances for his country at senior level, registering 171 points.
Hogg was born in Melrose in the Scottish Borders, and attended Hawick High School. His father John played rugby as a full-back for Hawick, and his brother Graham represented Scotland in the IRB Sevens World Series, as well as at Under 18s, Under 19s and Under 20s level.
Hogg is 30 years old. He was born on 24th June 1992.
Hogg currently plays Premiership Rugby for Exeter Chiefs, transferring from Glasgow Warriors in 2019 after nine years at the Scottish club.
Hogg has scored 99 points in 62 games for the Chiefs, having registered 228 points in 121 matches for the Warriors.
Hogg's natural position is full-back, although his kicking ability has meant he has also turned out at fly-half during his career.
Hogg has been carrying a troubling heel injury, although Exeter Chiefs' director of rugby Rob Baxter has asserted his belief the 30-year-old should return to fitness in time to represent Scotland in the Six Nations.
Stuart Hogg was named Scotland captain ahead of the 2020 Six Nations, holding this status up until October 2022 when Jamie Ritchie took on the armband for the end-of-year-internationals.
Flanker Ritchie will captain Scotland for the 2023 Six Nations.
Stuart Hogg (left) celebrates Calcutta Cup victory with teammate Finn Russell after Scotland overcame England 20-17 at Murrayfield in the Six Nations last year.
Hogg is Scotland's all-time record try scorer with 27. The Exeter Chiefs man surpassed the record set by Ian Smith in the 1930s when he touched down against Japan at Murrayfield in the 2021 Autumn Nations Series.
Hogg was selected to represent the British & Irish Lions in 2013, 2017 and 2021. The youngest player in the squad in 2013, the Scotsman was forced to miss the 2017 tour to New Zealand after injuring himself in a collision with Irishman Conor Murray during the preparation for the Test Matches.
Hogg was also forced to miss three Lions tour matches in 2021 due to enforced Covid-19 isolation.
The Exeter Chiefs player has made 11 appearances in total for the Lions, contributing 23 points.