Scotland’s Hogg hailed by coach Gemmell

Stuart Hogg.

Stuart Hogg.

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Stuart Hogg can be proud of his performances for Scotland 7s at the Commonwealth Games.

That’s according to the Scots’ head coach, Stephen Gemmell, who this week warmly praised the young Teri’s efforts as the host side secured a seventh-place finish in front of a record crowd of 171,000 across four sessions at Ibrox Stadium –the biggest ever rugby sevens attendance at a single event.

Hogg and co. electrified the home support against some of the world’s best sevens specialists, and Gemmell hailed his side’s efforts while singling out Hogg for special praise.

“The lads we brought in, the likes of Stuart, performed brilliantly and put in a performance they can be proud of,” he said.

“Despite Stuart’s lack of sevens experience he managed to cope with the pace and style of the game and showed why he is such a bright talent in world rugby.

“He worked tirelessly and put in a performance that most seasoned sevens players would be very happy with.”

Scotland’s participation in the event ended with a15-12 defeat to Englad in the Plate semi-finals.