Hogg determined to put ban behind him

Stuart Hogg
Stuart Hogg

STUART Hogg has admitted his two-match ban at the IRB Junior World Championships is “the lowest point” of his career.

The talented young Teri and his team-mates endured a torrid time in their opening fixture last Friday as they suffered a heavy 33-0 defeat at the hands of a strong South African outfit.

Hogg’s misery was compounded with a yellow card after 15 minutes for a dangerous tackle on Springboks stand-off Johan Goosen, which resulted in him being cited and subsequently banned.

That saw him miss Tuesday’s 38-18 defeat against England and today’s clash against Ireland.

He told the Hawick News this week: “It was a horrible feeling as I felt I had let the boys down but also let myself down.

“I’ve never had any yellow cards at a high level, never mind being cited. This is probably the lowest point in my career.”

However, Hogg, who was a revelation for Hawick last season, earning him a debut for Glasgow Warriors, has vowed to put the disappointment behind him and atone for his misdemeanour.

He said: “I need to pick myself back up, relax a bit more and when my opportunity comes back for me I need to grab it with both hands and hopefully do something special that will bring me back to my best.”