Home Tag Archives: stuart hogg (page 5)

Tag Archives: stuart hogg

Six Nations: Team Of The Weekend

Lions Scotland v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Anyone who thought that Ireland and England were simply counting down to a final day showdown in Dublin were shocked in Dublin this weekend. Scotland produced some brilliant running rugby to beat Ireland in Murrayfield, opening up an Irish defence that looked flat-footed in the face of the agile Stuart Hogg and the skilful Huw Jones. Although Ireland’s power game …

Read More »

Winners And Losers – Scotland v Ireland


Scotland kicked off their 2017 Six Nations campaign with a stunning 27-22 win over Ireland at Murrayfield. Saturday’s win marked the first time since 2006 that Scotland had won a Six Nations opener as a brace from Stuart Hogg and an opportunistic try from Alex Dunbar was enough to stave off the challenge of a resurgent Ireland who mounted a …

Read More »

Watch: Ronan O’Gara Rips Into Ireland Amid Murrayfield Dissapointment

Ireland fans were left disappointed after their side’s Grand Slam hopes evaporated in Murrayfield on Saturday evening. Scotland dominated the first half, with Huw Jones and Stuart Hogg causing a great deal of damage with ball in hand. The pair combined to score Scotland’s second try, after the centre straightened the line before releasing Hogg to score. Ireland defence was exposed …

Read More »

Scotland v Ireland Player Ratings

Scotland secured their first home Six Nations win in more than 10 years on Saturday with a 27-22 win over Ireland at Murrayfield. A Stuart Hogg brace and an opportunistic try from Alex Dunbar was enough to see Scotland stave off a late Irish fightback as Vern Cotter sealed his first win over Ireland from five attempts. Ireland were underwhelming …

Read More »

Watch: Stuart Hogg Rips Through Irish Defence To Score

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg has been the consensus pick to be the British & Irish Lions Test fullback during this summer’s tour of New Zealand and it’s not hard to see why. The Glasgow outside back opened the scoring for Scotland after capitalising on a long bounce pass from clubmate Finn Russell before ripping the Irish defence wide open with a …

Read More »

British and Irish Lions 2017: Fullback Options

DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 10: Rob Kearney of Ireland throws himself on the loose ball metres from his tryline as Mike Brown of England closes in during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and England at Aviva Stadium on February 10, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Lions

The final article in the series analyses the options Warren Gatland has at full back for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. It is anticipated that three full backs will be chosen for the initial Lions squad, as was the case in 2013 tour of Australia. Ireland – Rob Kearney, Simon Zebo, Tiernan O’Halloran Rob Kearney …

Read More »

Ten Diminutive Internationals Who Could Thrive Under New High Tackle Laws

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Ben Youngs of England breaks during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

After watching the first weekend’s Premiership action under the new zero tolerance high tackling laws, former England international Will Greenwood predicted that shorter players could thrive under the new laws as their lower centre of gravity and smaller tackle area mean a greater risk of indiscretions by opposing players. He went on to explain to Sky Sports News (via the …

Read More »

The Six Scottish Internationals Whose Contracts Are Set To Expire Next Summer

Scotland v Georgia - International Match

The BBC’s Tom English sent shock waves through Scottish rugby when he reported possible interest in Finn Russell from Toulon, Montpellier, Bath and Gloucester. Although the fly-half’s contract will not expire until the summer of 2018, similar contractual obligations did not prevent David Denton from leaving Edinburgh for Bath one year prematurely. Flush with the cash the South Sydney Rabbitohs had just paid …

Read More »

Warren Gatland Drops Major Lions Selection Hint After Listing Six Players Who Have Impressed This Season

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Warren Gatland is announced as the Head Coach of the British & Irish Lions for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand during the British and Irish Lions Press Conference at Standard Life House on September 7, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Although the Six Nations will prove to be the ultimate testing ground for any perspective British and Irish Lions tourist, a number of players have already staked a claim for selection. England’s 13 match winning streak should result in the Red Rose supplying the largest proportion of tourists, while Ireland’s recent triumph’s over the All Blacks and Australia has propelled …

Read More »

Andy Goode Column: My Lions XV To Take On New Zealand

With the race to be included in Warren Gatland’s British and Irish Lions squad heating up, Andy Goode delivers his verdict on who should be starting against New Zealand next summer.     1. Mako Vunipola (England) 2. Rory Best (Ireland) 3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland) 4. Maro Itoje (England) 5. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales) 6. Taulupe Faletau (Wales) 7. Sam Warburton (Wales) …

Read More »

Andy Goode Column: My British And Irish Lions Starting XV

When the Lions tour New Zealand next summer, they will need power and mobility to overcome the mighty All Blacks. That’s why I have gone with Iain Henderson in the second row alongside Maro Itoje, and Taulupe Faletau at six to offer extra dynamism in the backrow. My team also includes four south sea islanders, who will love nothing more than to …

Read More »

What If Rugby Players Were Valued At The Same Price As Footballers

This summer has already seen some crazy football transfers.  Although Kurtley Beale will become the highest paid rugby player on the planet when he joins Wasps, his £1.5 million pound salary is still some way off that which is paid to football’s elite players. Indeed, it remains relatively uncommon for players to transfer to another club while under contract. If anything, …

Read More »