Scotland centurion Hogg to retire from rugby after France World Cup

Scotland centurion Hogg to retire from rugby after France World Cup
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Exeter’s Scottish full-back Stuart Hogg has announced that he will retire from rugby after the 2023 World Cup, which will be held in France this autumn.

Hogg, who has 100 caps for his country and has scored 171 points, will be 31 years old when the tournament begins.

Hogg turned professional in 2011 with Glasgow Warriors, and was Scotland captain for a year in 2020.


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“I don’t feel my body can achieve the standards that I set myself for much longer,” he said.

“I’ve always wanted to finish at the top end of the game. After the tournament, a new career beckons and I will attack it in the same manner as I play the game.”

Hogg made his international debut in 2012 and was also picked for the British and Irish Lions tours in 2013, 2017 and most recently in 2021, picking up two caps in 2021 against South Africa.

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He also has a Pro12 title with Glasgow for the 2014/15 season and a Premiership and European Champions Cup

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