Stuart Hogg might join his brother's team next season as his brother steps into the head coach role - Ruck

Stuart Hogg might join his brother’s team next season as his brother steps into the head coach role

Graham Hogg has been named the head coach of Hawick Rugby Club, the Scottish Premiership champions from last season.

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Hogg, 36, took over as interim coach for the final three matches of the previous campaign and has now been confirmed in the role permanently.

The elder brother of former Scotland captain Stuart Hogg and son of former Hawick director of rugby John Hogg, Graham expressed his excitement at the appointment. “It’s obviously a real privilege to come full circle and be given the opportunity to lead my home-town team,” he said. “I’ve been involved as backs coach for the last couple of seasons, which I’ve really enjoyed, and it’s a really exciting time to be taking over.”

Hogg, previously the backs coach for the Greens, will be supported by former Scotland internationals Scott MacLeod and Allan Jacobsen as assistant coaches. Pre-season training is set to begin next week, with the season opener against Edinburgh Academical scheduled for Saturday, August 31.

In related news, Stuart Hogg, who had retired from professional rugby, has been linked with a potential return to the sport with Montpellier next season. However, he has officially indicated that he might instead play for Hawick, now coached by his older brother.

Speaking to Jim Hamilton earlier this year, Stuart said: “I think I’ll play [but] I don’t think I’ll play professional. I might have a little run-out for Hawick next season and see how that goes.”

As the new season approaches, Hawick looks forward to defending their title under the guidance of their new coaching team.

Publisher Has Brutally Ranked The Worst British & Irish Lions Players Of All-Time

n a rundown of the five poorest Lions players, two England representatives stand out, with the top spot leaving little room for debate.

This compilation, put together by Pundit Arena in 2022, highlights individuals who may have been victims of misfortune rather than lacking in skill, while others arguably had no business being included in the British & Irish Lions squad

Keep scrolling to discover who made it onto the list of the least impressive Lions players.

Pundit Arena’s WORST LIONS PLAYERS:

5 – Stuart Hogg

PA: 2013 and 2017 went badly for the Scot. The Lions stuck by Hogg for the second Test in 2021 but was shaky under the high-ball and had no chance to shine in attack .”

RUCK: Just doesn’t seem to work out for Hoggy in the Lions with the harder he tries the tougher it gets

VERDICT: Justified

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