Scotland rugby legend Stuart Hogg will likely be a part of The Independent’s workforce protecting the 2023 Rugby World Cup, as he supplies professional evaluation of what guarantees to be a mouthwatering match in France.
Hogg will likely be giving his views on the seven-week match with a collection of first-person columns, discussing each Scotland and all the opposite World Cup contenders because the motion unfolds in Paris, Marseille, Lille and past.
His perception will likely be completely accessible to registered customers and premium subscribers of The Independent. You can join entry right here.
Hogg retired from rugby earlier this summer season as Scotland’s document attempt scorer, having crossed the whitewash for his nation on 27 events since making his debut again in 2012.
The 31-year-old was set to be concerned with the Scotland squad on the World Cup earlier than retiring on the match’s conclusion however damage issues pressured him to convey that retirement ahead, which means he received’t be concerned in a taking part in capability in France however will be capable to supply distinctive insights as a just-retired participant.
The full again made historical past in 2021 when he touched down in opposition to Japan for his twenty fifth Scotland attempt, breaking the all-time document, after which handed the 100-cap mark for his nation throughout this 12 months’s Six Nations. He can also be a three-time British & Irish Lion, having toured with the squad in 2013, 2017 and 2021.
Hogg is a former Scotland captain and led his nation to back-to-back wins over England in 2021 and 2022, whereas at membership degree he discovered success for each Glasgow Warriors and Exeter Chiefs.
He received the PRO12 with Glasgow in 2015, earlier than lifting the Heineken Champions Cup and Gallagher Premiership in 2020 with Exeter.
Now he joins The Independent to bolster our intensive protection from the 2023 Rugby World Cup.