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Stuart Hogg To Leave Glasgow Warriors At End Of Season

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg will leave Glasgow at the end of the season, the club said on Sunday.

The 26-year-old joined the Warriors in 2010 and has scored 215 points in 109 appearances for the club, but said he is looking for a new challenge in his career.

Hogg, who helped Glasgow win the 2014-15 Pro 12 title, has earned 63 caps for Scotland and was named the Six Nations player of the tournament in 2016 and 2017

He was also selected for the British and Irish Lions for their last two tours, although injury forced him to leave New Zealand before last year’s Test series.

His departure comes after standout fly-half Finn Russell left Glasgow for Racing 92 at the end of last season.

“This is a decision that’s taken a great deal of thought as I’ve loved my nine seasons at Glasgow Warriors,” Hogg told the club’s website.

“I said I would decide my next step for family and rugby reasons and feel now is the right time to gain new rugby experiences and push myself in different situations where I will be challenged and hopefully improve further.”

“We are still less than halfway through my final season at the Warriors and, as current Conference A leaders in the Guinness PRO14 and second in our Heineken Champions Cup pool, there’s a chance to do something special in my last season at the club. That’s the send-off I want to give the club and the fans.”

Glasgow’s head coach, Dave Rennie, says Hogg has the full support of the club.

“This is a great opportunity for Hoggy and he has our full support. He is a top man, loved by all and will be missed.”

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